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Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ - Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship

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Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

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St. Louis, MO 63102

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As part of Catholic Volunteer Network's 40th Annual National Conference on Faith-Based Service, guests are invited to join us for our opening keynote address from Fr. Greg Boyle. Participants will hear Fr. Greg's talk and attend a post-talk reception and book signing.

Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., will share how compassion, kindness, and kinship are the tools to fight despair and decrease marginalization. Through his stories and parables, all will be reminded that no life is less valuable than another.

Bio: Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, Calif. A Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles, located between two large public housing projects with the highest concentration of gang activity in the city. Father Boyle witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during what he has called “the decade of death” that began in the late 1980s. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, Father Boyle and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings. By 1988, they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, now the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to over10,000 men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life.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, will be published later this year.

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