This Week's Story

Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries and best-selling author, talks to us about the deep longing for community and kinship that we all share.

“Gang violence is about a lethal absence of hope,” Father Gregory Boyle says. “Nobody has ever met a hopeful kid who joined a gang.” He is the founder of Homeboy Industries, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world.

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Father Gregory Boyle on our deep longing for community

When we create our stories each week, one of the most agonizing decisions is what to call people. How do you distill a life—in the case of our storytellers, an otherworldly life—into the three or four words of a title scroll?

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Ann Colby-Cummings and Peter Alois on how to build relationships for common-sense gun reform

When we create our stories each week, one of the most agonizing decisions is what to call people. How do you distill a life—in the case of our storytellers, an otherworldly life—into the three or four words of a title scroll?

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Erin Vilardi on preparing the wave of women leaders to transform American democracy

When we create our stories each week, one of the most agonizing decisions is what to call people. How do you distill a life—in the case of our storytellers, an otherworldly life—into the three or four words of a title scroll?

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I wasn't going to be judged by the success I had but the success that I helped other people to have.
Nikki Johnson-Huston Esq. on Success
The fear that I had and we all have . . . is that we realize that we aren't complete. And so we have to have these projections of thoughts into the future that will make us whole, for fulfillment and hope, when it's not necessary.
Pat Croce on Mindfulness
When I get really close to my core and do my work from there, that's when it touches other people the most. It's a paradox in a way because, when I give up the ambition to help other people, it seems I'm helping them even more.
Anna Lovind on Giving
I don't look at anything like 'this is my work life and this is my personal life'... It's just life and I put everything I have into everything and that's it... It's so much more meaningful when everything touches.
Marc Vetri on Passion
"I didn't go to the page with words that rhymed in mind. It came from a deep place and it traveled to my fingertips and I started to write it. And write it and write it and write it... And that's when you know you've done justice to your gifts: when you have emptied out your soul full."
Avril Somerville on Creativity
When you go on a hike, do you hike down to the lowlands or do you hike up to the highlands? ... I think every human wants that perspective from a little higher.
Reid Wiseman on Perspective
By helping people, you are helped.
Kate Leong on Goodwill
We are addicted to holding on to stuff and it just becomes one more ‘thing’. It’s wonderful to create this beautiful thing and then just let go of it.
Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg on Materialism
Art is just an extension of who you are as a person.
Caroline Rose on Art

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