Humanity’s great error is that we’ve forgotten we belong to one another. When Father Gregory Boyle was sent to minister amongst the forgotten of Los Angeles, he responded by starting a movement to disrupt the cycles that suggest that one person’s life is worth more than another’s.
In this episode of the Compass Podcast, Father Greg shares some of the story behind the ministry he helped to found, Homeboy Industries. He also provides some insight on how we can all be disruptors to the cycles of marginalization.
Father Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit priest who helped to found Homeboy Industries in 1988. Since then, Homeboy has become the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in the world. It services thousands through its social enterprises. Father Greg's philosophy for building Homeboy Industries revolves around the ideas that all people have value worth noting, and that we all belong to one another. Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His new book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, was published in 2017. He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, President Obama named Father Boyle a Champion of Change.