Common Reading

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
by Gregory Boyle

Join the First Year Seminar program and others in the George Fox Community as we consider God’s boundless compassion for others and for us.

“For twenty years, Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world. In Tattoos on the Heart, he distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith.

These essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another.”

Tattoos on the Heart Book Discussions:

Monday, 10/7, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Mike Foster, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Hoover 105

Monday, 10/28, 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Polly Peterson, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Hoover 105

From the Inside, Preparing People of the Outside:

Monday, 10/14, 7:40-8:30 p.m.
Colette Peters, Director, Oregon Department of Corrections
Bauman AuditoriumCommon Reading Poster

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