Richard Levy (England)

Richard Levy was travelling in carriage number one on the Piccadilly Line on July 7th 2005 when Germaine Lindsay – a young convert to Islam blew himself up, killing himself and 26 passengers. Richard who lives in London and works in Marketing was badly burnt and received multiple injuries to his chest, side, feet and… more

Khaled al-Berry (Egypt)

Photography by Brian Moody As a teenager Khaled al-Berry belonged to the radical Egyptian Islamist group, el-Gama’a al-Islamiya. A former BBC journalist, he is now editor-in-chief of dotMSR, a mutlimedia website. In 2009 Khaled published his book, ‘Life Is More Beautiful Than Paradise: A Jihadist’s Own Story’. I was not attracted to the radicals’ brand of… more

Marie Fatayi-Williams (England)

Photography by Brian Moody When Marie Fatayi-Williams’ only son, Anthony, was killed on the No 30 bus in London on 7 July 2005, her call for an end to violence made headlines across the world. She has since set up an international foundation in Anthony’s honour to work for and promote peace and conflict resolution.… more

Aqeela Sherrills & Calvin Hodges (USA)

Photography by Brian Moody Aqeela Sherrills and Calvin Hodges grew up on opposite sides of the tracks during the bloody gang conflicts of the Watts neighborhood in south LA. Aqeela wore blue and belonged to the Crip gang, while Calvin wore red and was a member of the Bloods. Aqeela Sherrills is the co-founder of… more

Katy Hutchison & Ryan Aldridge (Canada)

Photography by Brian Moody On New Year’s Eve 1997, Katy Hutchison’s husband, Bob, was beaten to death while checking on a party being thrown by his neighbour’s son. In the small town of Squamish in British Columbia, a wall of silence soon grew up around the murder. It was four years before Ryan Aldridge admitted… more

Mwalimu Johnson (USA)

Photography by Alan Pogue Mwalimu Johnson spent his early youth using and selling illegal drugs on the streets of New Orleans. In 1958 he received a 15-year sentence after pleading guilty to bank robbery. He was released in 1967, only to be shot in 1975 by FBI agents who claimed he was involved in another… more

Azim Khamisa & Ples Felix (USA)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1995 Azim Khamisa’s only son, Tariq – a 20-year-old student – was shot and killed while delivering pizzas in San Diego. His killer, Tony Hicks, became the first 14-year-old to stand trial as an adult in the state of California. He received a 25-year prison sentence. Azim, alongside Tony’s grandfather… more

Tom Mauser (USA)

Photography by Alan Pogue On April 20th 1999, Columbine High School in Colorado came under attack from two of its own when two student gunmen killed 13 and wounded 23, before turning their guns on themselves. Tom Mauser’s 15-year-old son, Daniel, was among the dead. Tom is now an active campaigner in the gun control… more

Bud Welch (USA)

Photography by Brian Moody In April 1995 Bud Welch’s 23-year-old daughter, Julie Marie, was killed in the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City along with 167 others. In the months after her death, Bud changed from supporting the death penalty for Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to taking a public stand against… more

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