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Azim Khamisa, the Tariq Khamisa Foundation

Spirituality & Health magazine – September/October 2020 issue “SUSTAINED GOODWILL creates friendship. Sustained friend-ship creates trust. Sustained trust creates empathy. Sustained empathy creates compassion. Sustained compassion creates peace,” states Azim Khamisa, articulating his Peace Formula. Click here to view article

Healing through Forgiveness

BISHOP’S: A MAGAZINE FOR THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL FAMILY AND FRIENDS – Fall/Winter 2019 Over the past 24 years, since the terrible day his only son was murdered, Azim Khamisa has spoken before hundreds of groups all over the world. As he urges his audience to forswear hate, violence and revenge for peace, love and compassion, one

Newly free from prison, a man who killed at age 14 atones for his past and looks to his future

The San Diego Tribune – January 12, 2020 – Jan. 21 marks 25 years since Tony Hicks, then-14 and a gang member, shot and killed college student Tariq Khamisa. Hicks is newly out of prison, with support from the victim’s family Click here to view article

Family of homicide victim, suspect come together to share anti-violence message at forum

FOX 4 News – October 14, 2019 – Dozens of community members joined forces Monday at a gun violence forum to learn how to make the metro a safer place to live. “We feel it’s important to keep letting the community know that it exists, and we can do something about it,” said Judy Sherry,

2 men affected by one shooting share message of forgiveness

KMBC News – October 14, 2019 – Plez Felix talks about the day his life changed forever. The grandson he raised shot and killed a man delivering pizza. His grandson, Tony, was only 14 years old. Click here to view article

The friendship born of murder

BBC – Friends Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix share a fondness for spicy food and wine, but they became buddies after a devastating incident – when Azim’s son was killed by Ples’ grandson. Click here to listen.