May 24, 2017

Vatican Tells U.N. All Parents Have Right to Homeschool

Home Education is our Christian Duty, not a human right, or even a God-given right.  “Rights” are not Biblical Speak.  The Bible talks of duties/responsibilities (render to Caesar, love the brotherhood, etc) and privileges but not rights.
That said it is interesting to read the Vatican’s stand on home schooling:
Ben Johnson : May 8, 2012 : LifeSiteNews.com

“That’s huge. Having the support of the Vatican ambassador will be invaluable to the homeschool movement.” -Jeremiah Lorrig, HSLDA

(Turtle Bay, NY)—In a significant victory for parental rights worldwide, a Vatican representative said all parents have the right to homeschool their children.

homeschool “The State should respect the choices that parents make for their children and avoid attempts at ideological indoctrination,” the permanent observer mission of the Holy See to the United Nations wrote in a statement released on April 24.

Parents, it said, “have the right and duty to choose schools inclusive of homeschooling, and they must possess the freedom to do so, which in turn, must be respected and facilitated by the State.”

“That’s huge,” said Jeremiah Lorrig, director of media relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). “Having the support of the Vatican ambassador will be invaluable to the homeschool movement.”

“It’s a constant tug-of-war between homeschool liberty and the desire to control parents,” Lorrig said.

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 25 March 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

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