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Encinitas Rotary Peacemaker Award honors champion of forgiveness, compassion

Encinitas Rotary Peacemaker Award honors champion of forgiveness, compassion

(L-R) District 3 County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar who nominated Azim Khamisa; Azim Khamisa, PeaceMaker Award winner; Deb Vaughan-Cleff, Encinitas Rotary Club president. Courtesy

The Encinitas Rotary Club recently announced that Azim Khamisa, the founder of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF), is the recipient of its 2019 Peacemaker Award.

Following the tragic death of his only son, Tariq, in a senseless, gang-related murder in San Diego in 1995, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness. This amazing choice led to the establishment of a foundation in his son’s name, whose mission is to save...

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