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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The 5th National Conference on Community and Restorative Justice took place Tuesday, June 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I participated on a panel discussion among victims of crime from several different faith backgrounds who came to restorative justice through their victimization and faith. There was an audience of about 550 people, and the panel was…Read More
I was honored to be present for the Coastal Carolina University Student Affairs One Day Conference on May 19 in South Carolina. The presentation was given to the staff of 100 professionals involved with Student Conduct. The main message looked at conflict as an opportunity to create unity by practicing the principles of restorative justice.…Read More
Criminal Law Society at the University of San Diego School of LawApril 23 This is my blog detailing my speaking engagements. This day…In attendance were 100 students and faculty of the Criminal Law Society at USD. The speakers were Judge Joan Weber, Ples Felix, Judge Peter Deddeh (who prosecuted Tariq’s case), Henry Coker (Public Defender…Read More
The Orange County Victims’ Rights Conference in Garden Grove was amazing. I saw how Orange County works in collaboration with nonprofits, law enforcement, probation judges, the County Board of Supervisors and the community. Here, I gave the keynote to 270 people and was very impressed to be a witness to this public/private partnership. I am…Read More
Here at the conference for the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), I did a 2-day Train the Trainer workshop where we had 8 participants – most all were MFTs and PhDs working in the arenas of psychology and therapy. It was one of the most powerful workshops. It gets better. I try to…Read More
QUESTION What do you personally see as the meaning of the Universe? ANSWER Years ago I wrote in my journal: “God runs the biggest business in the world – it is called the Universe. It is because of the integrity of the stars we have come to appreciate constellations. The difference between God’s business model…Read More
As April 15 Tax Day is upon us, many of us are occupied with taxes, savings and investments. And in this environment there is much to gain … monetarily and in other arenas. I do NOT typically in my monthly letters write about money and finance. My newsletters are typically spiritual and philosophical in style.…Read More
March 18 On this day, I spoke to 110 inmates at the FCI Milan Life Connections Program in Michigan in a 4-hour session, which was delivered in three parts: The devastating impact of crime on victims The pathway to forever alter the offending behavior, and to redeem and forgive themselves by going out and working…Read More
QUESTION “What are your thoughts regarding the veterans of our nation on this day?” ANSWER I am very saddened that 22 veterans commit suicide every day. On this Veterans Day first and foremost let us pray for the souls of these men and women so that the good Lord rests their souls in eternal peace.…Read More
“Santa is really the only cultural icon we have who’s male, does not carry a gun, and is all about peace, joy, giving, and caring for other people” ~ Anonymous Recently I traveled to Finland and found some fascinating things to share. Lapland, which is in the northern portion of Finland, is known to be…Read More