Pope Francis insists that the credibility of the Church rests in the Gospel to the Marginalized. Fr. Greg Boyle, S.J., will talk about the invitation from Jesus to be courageous in living the gospel at the margins. Drawing on 30 years of working with gang members, joy, hope and the courage of tenderness will be the focus of Fr. Boyle’s talk.
Familiarly known as “Father G,” Fr. Boyle is a visiting Kenan Practitioner in Residence with Religions and Public Life at KIE. Fr. Boyle is Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, the largest and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world, operating in Los Angeles, CA. In 1988, members of the Dolores Mission Church and Father G found a few caring business owners willing to hire former gang members, and “Jobs for a Future” was created. Thousands of young people have since walked through the doors of Homeboy Industries looking for a second chance, and finding community.
Wednesday, Feb 3, 6-7:30pm
Rm 107 Gross Hall for Interdisciplinary Innovation
(on the corner of Science Drive and Towerview on Duke’s West Campus)
Parking: Chemistry Gated Lot on corner of Towerview and Circuit Drive (right next to Gross Hall)