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Sit down with these sketchnotes while listening to Krista's interview with the Jesuit priest. See what you hear differently as you peruse these visual notes. Tell us about it.

The so-called patron saint of the Mexican drug war finds a different breed of followers on the other side of the border.

A Jesuit priest famous for his gang intervention programs in Los Angeles, Fr. Greg Boyle makes winsome connections between service and delight, and compassion and awe. He heads Homeboy Industries, which employs former gang members in a constellation of businesses. This is not work of helping, he says, but of finding kinship. The point of Christian service, as he lives it, is about “our common calling to delight in one another.”

“You want people to recognize that they’re the truth of who they are — that they’re exactly what God had in mind when God made them.” ~Fr. Greg Boyle

Krista Tippett speaks with the Jesuit priest whose prison ministry has worked with some of the most violent, gang-ridden members in Los Angeles. A riveting hour and the second in our series of conversations from Chautauqua.

A former gang member reflects on what failed to make gangs form.

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