Tuesday, 3 September 2013

German Family's Children Seized - What You (and your kids!) Can Do!

You may have already heard about the recent violent seizure of the children of a German family purely on the basis that they had chosen to homeschool their children.  You can find details about the event in this article by the HSLDA.
It is easy to take for granted the freedoms we have here in North America, to select the educational methods we feel are best for our children.  As parents who exercise your legal right to homeschool, I hope that you desire to do what you can to help this family as well. 
This is a wonderful opportunity to talk to your children about the blessings we have here, and share with them the lack of freedoms in other areas of the world.  You can share with them what happened to the Wunderlich children, and have them consider how they would feel if that happened today in your home.   This can also be a time to show them that they don't just have to sit back in the face of these (and other) injustices, but can be active even at their young age.

And so we'd like to encourage you to write to one of the organizations provided in the HSLDA article, and have your children do the same.  They have made it very simple, even providing points on what you could say, which you can include in your letter.

For Canadians, you can also find a form to contact the German Embassy in Toronto here.

The Wunderlich family with HSLDA Founder Mike Farris in 2012.
(Photo from HSLDA article)
Please feel free to forward this message on to others who you believe may be interested in helping.
"This is what the Lord says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place." (Jeremiah 22:3)

(If you don't homeschool, but you still care about working towards justice in general, your help would most certainly be appreciated.)


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