Gregory Boyle

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Father Gregory Boylewas ordaineda Jesuit priest in 1982.Hereceived his Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology; and a Sacred Theology Masters degree from the Jesuit School of Theology. In 1988, Father Boyle began what would become Homeboy Industries, now located in downtown Los Angeles. Fr. Greg received the California Peace Prize, the Humanitarian of the Year Award fromBon Apptit; the Caring Institute's 2007 Most Caring People Award; andreceived the 2008 Civic Medal of Honor from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

Since 1986, Father Gregory has been the pastor of Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.The church sits between two large public housing projects, Pico Gardens and Aliso Village, knownfor decades as the gang capital of the world.There are 1,100 gangsencompassing 86,000 members in Los Angeles, and Boyle Heights has the highest concentration of murderous gang activity in the city. SinceFather Gregalso known affectionately as G-dog, started Homeboy Industries nearly twenty years ago, it has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. In Homeboy Industries' various businessesbaking, silkscreening, landscapinggang affiliations are left outside as young people work together, side by side, learning the mutual respect that comes from building something together.

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Barking to the Choir

The Power of Radical Kinship
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In a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, Gregory Boyle, the Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, shares what working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship.

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Tattoos on the Heart

The Power of Boundless Compassion
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Gregory Boyle presents an awe-inspiring series of parables about universal kinship and redemption distilled from his twenty years of experience running a gang-intervention program, and demonstrates the remarkable power of unconditional love.

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