Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama, President Bill Clinton and Vice-President Al Gore, Azim takes us on his journey from the senseless gang-related murder of his only son to helping us understand more about forgiveness and compassion. He provides not only an emotionally powerful story but practical ideas for becoming integrating compassion and forgiveness into our own lives and into a world desperately in need of his messageof peace and hope.
Bio: Azim Khamisais an author, activist and inspirational speaker. Born in Kenya, Africa, Azim is a successful international investment banker with over 35 years experience. Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (www.TFK.org) and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions. He is the author of, Azim’s Bardo: A Father’s Journey From Murder to Forgiveness and The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit: How to Bounce Back from Life’s Hardest Hits.
Everyday Hero: Laura Weaver, co-director Passage Works Institute providing educators and school leaders a practical, relationship-centered approach to transforming the culture of classrooms, schools and districts.