Greg 'Father G' Boyle

Published: Monday 28th July 2014

In the 1980s, Los Angeles was struggling to deal with escalating gang violence and gang membership. Boyle Heights had more gang members per capita than any other place in the United States. Around that time Father Greg Boyle realised that - with the help of many people in his parish - he needed to provide jobs and education as alternatives to the gangs and the senseless violence they create.

In 1988 they started a small job program which became Homeboy Industries in 2001. It has since grown to become one of the largest, most comprehensive and most successful gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry programs in the US

Father Greg Boyle is visiting Canberra, Melbourne and Strathfield campuses in lecture weeks 2 and 3. All staff are invited to attend.

Brisbane:

Monday 11 August, 7pm

IB.15, Brisbane campus 

Canberra:

Tuesday 5 August.

King O Malleys Irish Pub.

Come for dinner. Session starts at 7:30pm.

Ballarat and Melbourne:

Monday 4 August. 6 pm.

Phillipa Brazill Lecture Theatre, Melbourne campus.

North Sydney and Strathfield:

Thursday 7 August, 6 pm.

Gleeson Auditorium, Strathfield campus.

For more information, contact your local Campus Minister or Christian Nobleza at christian.nobleza@acu.edu.au

 

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