May 21, 2010

"Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job"

For 20 years, Rev. Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest who left his position at a church to start Homeboy Industries, has mentored over 12,000 former gang members in East L.A., providing them with job skills, guidance, and tattoo removal. In his interview with America Magainze, he speaks eloquently about his new book, "Tattoos On The Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion" and why "Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job." His work also speaks to role that faith-based partners can play in crime deterrence and reentry. To listen to the interview, click here.