Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship

November 22, 2017

A Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christian service, as he lives it, is about “our common calling to delight in one another.”


Greg Boyle is a Jesuit priest and the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California. His books include Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion and Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.