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2/28/2013 10:36:40 AM
Mike Donnelly -- HSLDA
Heartbreaking Outcome in Johansson Case



HSLDA's International News -- Around the Globe
 
 

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Brazil

Legal Status of Homeschooling:
Legal since 1999

Compulsory attendance:
6–15

Population:
23,234,936 (July 2012 est.)

Number of Homeschoolers:
Over 1,000 families

 
   
  Action Update  
 

Conference Materials Available to All—Free!

The conference materials are being added to the GHEC2012 website and you are invited to benefit from these materials. Click here to listen to German Parliament Member Patrick Meinhardt, HSLDA Founder Michael Farris, HSLDA Attorney Michael Donnelly, Classical Conversations Founder Leigh Bortins and many, many others. Click here to browse over 30 individual sessions packed full of tremendous value and encouragement.

 
   
 

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Homeschoolers Worldwide Join Forces

Parents, policymakers, academics, and home education leaders at the first-ever Global Home Education Conference 2012 signed the historic Berlin Declaration on the rights of families to choose home education.

 
   
 

Other Media Sources

 
 

Sweden Pursues Homeschoolers… AgainOneNewsNow

Education Debate in ChinaReuters

Parents in Berlin Exchange ExperiencesCentral News Agency, Taiwan

German Officials Threaten Homeschoolers: “We’ll Be Back,” OneNewsNow

Parents Have Every Right to Homeschooling, AllAfrica, Kenya

 
   
 

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In This Issue

Vol II / Winter 2013

  Director's Corner  
 

Heartbreaking Outcome in Johansson Case

Mike Donnelly

Dear friends, please keep the Johansson family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to suffer at the hands of the oppressive anti-family state of Sweden. It is now nearly four years since little Domenic Johansson was kidnapped by the government of the Island of Gotland. Now, after the first sensible ruling ever in their favor at a district court last summer, a Swedish appeals court has reversed that ruling. The appeals court ruled that the parental rights of Annie and Christer should be permanently transferred to someone else—mostly because Domenic had been homeschooled and because the family has been public about this egregious human rights tragedy. Ruby Harrold-Claesson is representing the family and is appealing this decision to the Swedish Supreme Court with support from HSLDA. See Family Execution—Swedish Style for more information. You can support Christer and Annie and post encouragement at https://www.facebook.com/chris.johansson.16.

GHEC 2012—Success Beyond Measure

200 people from 26 countries and six continents gathered in Berlin, Germany in November 2012 to participate in the first-ever Global Home Education Conference. The event was a success beyond expectations as participants heard from leading German politicians and home education advocates. The event re-energized the beleaguered home education movement in Germany and provided a platform for the release of the Berlin Declaration, which calls on all governments to respect and protect the fundamental right of parents to home educate.

Conference Materials Available to All—Free!

The conference materials are being added to the GHEC2012 website and you are invited to benefit from these materials. Listen to German Parliament Member Patrick Meinhardt, HSLDA Founder Michael Farris, HSLDA Attorney Michael Donnelly, Classical Conversations Founder Leigh Bortins and many, many others. Click here to browse over 30 individual sessions packed full of tremendous value and encouragement.

If you are able, would you consider a small donation to help cover the funds to maintain the GHEC website and to help close a budget gap for the conference? Your support is greatly appreciated and will be used to support homeschooling freedom for many around the world!

Homeschool Leader Shares His Views on the GHEC

I also invite you to read this article written by Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators Executive Director David Watkins as he describes his experience at the Berlin conference as being “Among True Champions.”

Mike Donnelly
Director of International Affairs

 
  Action Update  
 

Conference Materials Available to All—Free!

Click here to browse over 30 individual sessions packed full of tremendous value and encouragement.

Support homeschooling freedom around the world!

Click here to join HSLDA. If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support for our work enables us to defend individual families threatened by government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all.

 

 


 

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