Archdiocese of Indianapolis 4th Annual Corrections Ministry Conference: Forgiving With Grace
Nov. 21 is the fourth annual archdiocesan Corrections Ministry Conference. It will be virtual from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The topic is “Forgiving with Grace.”
The guest speaker is Jeanne Bishop, a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Law School. While working as an associate attorney at a Chicago law firm in 1990, her sister, her sister’s husband, and their unborn child were murdered by David Biro, a high school student. These events changed the course of Jeanne’s life.
She left her firm and became a public defender in Cook County. She began to advocate for gun registration and to fight against the death penalty. Twenty-five years later she wrote a book, Change of Heart, which is a powerful account of the murders and her reconciliation with the murderer who is serving a life sentence.
She recently published a new book, Grace from the Rubble, which tells the story of how the father of a victim of the Oklahoma City bombing and the father of the man convicted of the bombing, Timothy McVeigh, forged a friendship. It is a story of forgiving with grace, and is the subject of her presentation. The book is available on Amazon.
There will also be a panel discussion of inmates in an Indiana correctional facility on their struggle with forgiving others and others forgiving them. Please join us by registering for this free event at www.archindy.org/corrections.