Jeanne Bishop is a public defender, human rights advocate, writer, speaker, teacher and mom. Since the 1990 murders of her sister Nancy Bishop Langert, brother-in-law 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 is the author of Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer. (Westminster John Knox Press 2015) and Grace From the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation After the Oklahoma City Bombing (Zondervan 2020).

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Posted Aug 19 2022

The death penalty doesn't heal or repair what has been broken; it only continues cycles of harm and violence.