Father Greg is an American Jesuit priest. He is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries and former pastor of Dolores Mission Church. Homeboy Industries began when a concerned group of Angelenos, led by Father Gregory Boyle, asked a simple question: “Can we improve the health and safety of our community through jobs and education rather than through suppression and incarceration?” Today, Homeboy Industries is recognized as the largest and most successful gang intervention and re-entry program in the world, and has become a national model. Father Greg is the author of a New York Times bestselling book; ‘Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion’.
“How do we imagine a circle of compassion and then imagine nobody standing outside of it? How do we dismantle the barriers that exclude? How do we find our way out to the edges, to the margins? ”