HEROES OF FORGIVENESS
Ples Felix and Azim Khamisa

 

Ples Felix ’s grandson shot and killed Azim Khamisa ’s son, Tariq, in 1995.  Together the two fathers go into the schools and communities of San Diego, California under the auspices of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to stop violence in the schools.

 


HEROES of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace

 

The designation of "Hero of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace" is bestowed upon those who have courageously and dramatically stepped forward to demonstrate and exemplify the concept of forgiveness, reconciliation and peace.

 

These are not necessarily famous people. They are often ordinary people who have chosen to express profound and genuine forgiveness in their personal lives. These people have experienced a transformation as a result of their act or acts of forgiveness and demonstrate how this change continues to manifest over time. Their stories can inspire and motivate ordinary people to act in a similar manner.

 

CHAMPIONS of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace

 

The "Champions of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Peace" designation is bestowed upon those whose professional work inspires and leads the way by defining, applying and spreading the concept of forgiveness reconciliation and peace.