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Kresta in the Afternoon – April 21, 2022 – Hour 2

Jeanne Bishop tells an incredible story of forgiveness following the Oklahoma City Bombing.

Finding Forgiveness after the OKC Bombing  

168 people were killed on April 19, 1995, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Anyone who knows the story knows McVeigh’s name, but few know the stories of his victims and their families – Bud Welch, who reached out to McVeigh’s father to find forgiveness and healing. Jeanne Bishop, who has seen her own family torn by violence, joins us with their story.

Jeanne Bishop is the author of Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing and Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy, and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer. She’s a prominent advocate for gun violence prevention, abolition of the death penalty, exoneration of the innocent and the role of faith in the debate over executions. She volunteers with the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence. Visit her at

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