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Jeanne Bishop, sister of a murder victim, Speaks Against Death Penalty: March 13-March 14

Come to hear a powerful faith story from Jeanne Bishop,  sister of a murder victim, who has come to oppose the death penalty.

Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer, Westminster-John Knox Press.   2015. .   Jeanne Bishop, Author. Bishop is the tenacious woman at the center of this true-life murder story and memoir. In 1990, her sister Nancy and brother-in-law Richard were murdered at their home in an affluent Chicago suburb. Readers follow the unfolding investigation to discover that the murderer is David Biro, a local high school student who had stolen a gun. Biro is sentenced and two decades later Jeanne enters a maximum-security prison, where she’s asked a simple question: what is your relationship to the offender? Bishop captivates readers with her deliberate, painful, and utterly authentic story that answers that question.

All are Welcome at these Free events.

Sunday, March 13

KANSAS CITY EVENTS:  Southwood United Church of Christ

7904 Raytown Rd. Raytown, MO

12:00 noon

St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

1001 E. 52 St. Kansas City, MO

2:30 pm

Monday, March 14

JEFFERSON CITY EVENTS:  Morning Press Conference at the Capitol

Visits with legislators and state officials.

  1. LOUIS EVENT: Eden Theological Seminary

475 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO

3:00 pm

QUESTIONS?  Contact (Rev) Jane Fisler Hoffman,

SPONSORED BY :  The Missouri Clergy Alliance for Alternatives to the Death Penalty;

Missouri Mid-South Conference, United Church of Christ ; The Missouri Catholic Conference;

              Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty; United Buddhist  Churches

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