The Importance of Visiting Oak Creek

Aug 20, 2012

It has been more than two weeks since a Cudahy man entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek and shot and killed six congregants who had gathered for Sunday services. Wade Michael Page also injured four people before killing himself.

One of the many expressions of sympathy in the wake of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.

Since then, letters and gestures of sympathy have come from around the world toward the Sikh Temple. And people of many faiths and walks of life have struggled to find a way of explaining the tragedy.

Jeanne Bishop found a lesson in her gesture of sympathy itself. Bishop is a public defender in Cook County, Illinois, and originally found herself in Oak Creek by happenstance. She and her sons reached out to the Sikh community, and she shared her story first, in a column at the website Huffington Post, and today, with us.