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(Virtual Service) Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing
September 13, 2020 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Jeanne Bishop, who will speak on the topic of her new book, Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing, is a public defender, human rights advocate, writer and speaker. In what was to become the deadliest attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, the Oklahoma City bombing was one in a long line of violent attacks that have left communities across the nation searching for healing and hope. With the message of the power of love to conquer evil, Jeanne Bishop will tell the intertwining stories of four captivating individuals: Julie Welch, a young professional full of promise, and Tim McVeigh, the troubled mind behind the horrific event; Bud Welch, a father whose only daughter (Julie) was murdered, and Bill McVeigh, the father of her killer. Jeanne tells how murder affected her own family, and led her to meet Bud, and ultimately how she learned to see humanity amidst inhuman violence.
Since the 1990 murders of her sister Nancy Bishop Langert, her husband and their unborn baby, Jeanne has advocated for forgiveness and reconciliation, violence prevention and reform of the criminal justice system to make it more merciful. She spoke previously at Lake Shore on the topic of her first book (2015), Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer.
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