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Creighton Hosts National Speaker on Helping Youth at Risk

Creighton Hosts National Speaker on Helping Youth at Risk

Creighton University will be hosting the Rev. Greg Boyle, S.J., on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in St. John’s Church on campus.

Fr. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries, which helps at-risk and gang-involved youth find jobs and training and education. He is nationally known for his work in the poorest area of East Los Angeles and his talk, “Finding Christ in the Suffering of our Cities,” will include riveting stories of the people he serves.

“His passion for his work and those he serves, as he shares the stories of their struggles, their dignity and their faith, stirs the hearts of the listeners. Fr. Boyle allows us to see into our cities by seeing the heart of Jesus, where Jesus is present and suffers,” said the Rev. Andy Alexander, S. J. ,vice president for University Ministry. The event is sponsored by the Jesuit Community of Creighton University and the Collaborative Ministry Office.

Boyle has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, 60 Minutes and many other national media. Last year, he was invited to the White House and has been honored across the country.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Boyle