Father Greg Boyle, SJ, is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles,
the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the
world. Father Greg started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago,
which has served members of more than half the gangs in Los Angeles.
Father Greg is the author of the best-selling books: Tattoos on the Heart:
The Power of Boundless Compassion, the recent publication: Barking to the
Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, and his latest publication
Forgive Everyone Everything.
Father Greg received the California Peace Prize and has been inducted
into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, the White House named Father
Greg a Champion of Change. He received the 2016 Humanitarian of the
Year Award from the James Beard Foundation, the national-culinary
Pope Francis has called for us in this era of change to become ‘field
hospitals’ for the broken and bleeding – places of welcome, encounter,
accompaniment and hope. Father Greg’s ministry with Homeboy
Industries and his ongoing advocacy for those on the margins is a prime
example of how a community can respond courageously to the needs in their own neighbourhood.
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