Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world. He entered the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1972 and was ordained a Catholic priest in 1984. Boyle earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in English from Loyola Marymount University, a Master of Divinity from the Weston School of Theology, and a Master of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Boyle is the author of the New York Times bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, which was named one of the Best Books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly and received the PEN Center USA 2011 Creative Nonfiction Award. His new book, Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, was published in 2017. Boyle has been featured in documentaries, received the California Peace Prize, and has been inducted into the California Hall of Face. In 2014, the White House named Boyle a Champion of Change. He has received many other notable awards, including the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics.