AirTalk for April 12, 2010

Father Boyle's Tattoos on the Heart

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Simon & Schuster

How has Father Boyle helped gang members into the mainstream?

Father Gregory Boyle is the founder of Los Angeles-based Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention program in the country, offering job training, tattoo removal, and employment to reformed gang members. In his book Tattoos on the Heart, Boyle looks back on his experiences both heartbreaking and uplifting to offer parables on the importance of compassion in the face of despair. Father Boyle joins Larry in studio to talk about his work and the power of unconditional love.


Gregory Boyle, author of Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion (Free Press). He is a Jesuit priest and founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries.

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