Heartbreaking Outcome in Johansson Case
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.”
Director of International Affairs