The Lifelines to Healing Campaign is a national effort of the PICO National Network that aims to address the root causes of violence in cities. My friend Pastor Michael McBride is the leader of the campaign and will also be leading a pre-conference session at this The Justice Conference in LA next Friday.
In addition to the pre-conference session, there is also a unique opportunity for a deeper discussion with Pastor Mike and Father Greg Boyle at a dinner on Friday evening at Homeboy Industries. Father Greg Boyle is the Executive Director at Homeboy Industries in LA. Homeboy Industries helps formerly gang involved and the previously incarcerated, by offering hope, training and job skills. Their goal is to help former gang members redirect their lives and become contributing members of their families and our community. It is the largest gang intervention program in the nation and has become a model for other organizations and cities.
The dinner will be a great way to learn more about Lifelines to Healing, Homeboy Industries and how you and your church can respond in practical ways to the issues of mass incarceration and urban violence. Find out more and register here.