Father Gregory Boyle
May 4, 2014-- Father Gregory Boyle is no ordinary priest --he exuberantly pushes boundaries; not only does he reframe the meaning of the Sermon on the Mount and draw from the wisdom of the Dalai Lama, Cesar Chavez and Dorothy Day in his work, he's also utterly dedicated his life to something higher than himself: the unreserved service of humanity. There is perhaps no better place for a priest like Boyle to work than in the City of Angels. In 1988 he founded Homeboy Industries to combat mass-incarceration and gang violence, creating jobs for unemployed youth in Los Angeles. Not only do they create a powerful community together that inspires, creates hope and transforms lives, their work has grown to become "one of the largest, most comprehensive and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programs in the country." (19086 reads)
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