When Jeanne speaks about forgiveness, people listen. She is the sister of Nancy Bishop Langert, who was shot to death at age 25 along with her husband and their unborn child here in Winnetka. Jeanne’s recent book, Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer, tells the story of that tragedy and how profoundly it has shaped her life in redemptive and graceful ways. During our Worship Service on January 22, Jeanne will share her story with us.
Jeanne is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and Northwestern University School of Law, Ms. BIshop also attended Yale Law School as a Visiting Student. She is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern and a recipient of its alumni award for public service. She is co-recipient of the Brigid Award bestowed by the humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide on women of compassion and justice. Ms. BIshop defends the indigent as an Assistant Public Defender in the Office of the Cook County (IL) Public Defender.
Beginning this Sunday, copies of her book will be available for purchase during Coffee Hour.