Theology on Tap

Tattoos on the Heart: Combating the Culture of Violence

“Chicago’s Crisis;” “Cycles of Violence;” “Deadly Summers.” These are all headlines we read about violence and gang activity in and around the city of Chicago. According to Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, it’s all about a “lethal absence of hope.” What can we do to change this culture?

Come hear Father Boyle speak about how he welcomes former gang members and previously incarcerated men and women into his community and gives them the hope they need to get on their feet – and how we can do this in Chicago too.

This event will take place at 625 West Adams Street on Wednesday, April 10 and will run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and will include heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Individuals between the ages of 18-39 are welcome. No one will be admitted without a form of government issued ID as there will be alcohol served. Those under 21 will receive a wristband indicating that they are underage and cannot consume alcohol.

For more information and to register, please visit the registration page

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