Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, author of NY Times Bestseller, "Tattoos on the Heart" and founder of Homeboy Industries, spoke at St Peter in Charlotte for the 17th Annual Kennedy Lecture. His topic was "Save the World...or Savor It? Being Reached by the Widow, Orphan and Stranger". Fr Greg is devoted to helping young people transition away from gangs through education, job training & employment with the program at Homeboy Industries.
St Peter Catholic Church is the Jesuit parish in Charlotte NC's Center City. Pastor Jim Shea, SJ welcomed Fr. Greg with the community on January 28, 2017. The Kennedy Lecture is a gift of Thomas and Richard Kennedy, in memory of their parents, Keith and Joan Kennedy. This series aims to challenge us and to stimulate thinking by engaging prominent persons in the field of religion and ethics.