Beyond writing books and giving presentations, Azim loves to stay committed to his work as a writer. Every month he publishes a newsletter in which he follows his “Musings” and answers a Question of the Month. The topics range from his expertise in peacebuilding and forgiveness to seasonal topics such as New Year’s mission statements to the rebirth of spring, leadership near elections, gratitude in the fall and more. Here you can find the archive of his newsletters for your reading enjoyment.
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There is a popular saying “hurt people hurt people,” which speaks to the cycle of abuse present in our society. But what I have come to believe is the same is true for the healing community. Those of us who do the work of forgiveness, have the opportunity to break the cycle and create a…Read More
Recently, I presented two restorative workshops to the inmates at the Federal Prison for Men in Terre Haute, Indiana. I opened with the impact of crime on victims, the domino effect of crime, and how the pain never dissipates. These workshops addressed pain, healthy grieving, accountability, changing behavior, redemption, the forgiveness of others–and more importantly–the…Read More
The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice promotes effective forms of justice that are safe, just, equitable, sustainable, reparative, and socially constructive, addressing not only crime but conflict, incivility, injustice, and all forms of harm. NACRJ hosts the biennial National Conference of Community and Restorative Justice and provides support for members. “Shaping Justice for the 21st…Read More
Having recently returned from the NACRJ (National Association of Community and Restorative Justice) conference held in Chicago, I am still feeling the high vibrations from that experience. The TKF team, which included Tasreen, Benita, and Tony, proudly presented on TKF’s Safe School Model. I was their surprise guest speaker! It was one of the most inspirational meetings…Read More
Can You Change the Way You View Challenges? Below is a letter from a school student who heard me present. The message and true transformation I embody helped her to change and reframe her challenges to the point that she set her life on a new trajectory as a result. if she can achieve this,…Read More
With a heavy heart, I write my monthly newsletter to you, having heard the news of more senseless killings and other devasting challenges in societies around the globe. I hope that this musing plants a seed in your mind and soul to rise above the debilitating emotions of anger, resentment, and despair and inspires you to…Read More
We have over 400 million guns for 320 million inhabitants. Access to guns is easy even for young people. While I wish we could outlaw automatic weapons like AK 15 and the Midnight Special easily acquired in every community immediately – that may prove difficult in our culture because of the 2nd Amendment and the…Read More
The seasons continue to change and many bright opportunities rest on the horizon of our lives now that some of the stress around the pandemic has lifted. I, for one, have been excited to return to in-person events and keynotes in 2022. However, we are now not only navigating a new world of health protocols but…Read More
Having traveled the world speaking and doing workshops and interviews over the last 25+ years in the realm of forgiveness, I see that most people are either holding resentment about what has happened to them or experiencing guilt about what they have done to another. We cannot be mired in either of these two places…Read More
Spring has sprung in Southern California, and although the season of renewal is in blossom for many of us, there are aspects of modern life that could easily bring heaviness to our hearts. As we grapple with the war in Ukraine and the societal pressures to address diversity, equity, and inclusion many organizations, individuals, and…Read More