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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Priest-Homeboy founder interviewed on NPR

Jesuit Father Greg Boyle has earned praise for his efforts to curb gang violence in Los Angeles. He is the founder of Homeboy Industries, a much-admired organization that offers job-skills training for recovering gang members.

The priest recounts his efforts in a new memoir, "Tattoos on the Heart."

Unfortunately, all of the praise Homeboy has received has not translated into financial support needed to keep the operation going at full capacity, so earlier this month, Homeboy laid off 300 workers, and Father Boyle has stopped taking a paycheck.

In a 40-minute interview on NPR's "Fresh Air" program today, Father Boyle talks with show host Terry Gross about Homeboy, his memoir and his calling to help gang members.

Click HERE to listen to the interview and to read an excerpt of the book.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this blog post. A good ministry that must continue. I encourage people to donate to Homeboy and to support them in any way. Just made an online donation.

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