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Pastor Steven Turikunkiko has set up a community in Rwanda for victims of the genocide. 160 widows & teenagers & 80 younger children live with him; farming, sharing their lives and caring for those dying from AIDS. The community subsists on less than $1 per person per day.

At enormous personal sacrifice, Pastor Steven and his wife have also adopted 20 orphans - who live with them and their 2 other children.

For more information on Steven and this incredible community of hope, click here

 

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Homeschooling parents sent to prison

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Germany flagTwo parents who chose to home educate their seven children have been sent to prison for 3 months in Hesse, Germany. They had previously been fined for their activity but the federal prosecutor, Herwig Muller, was dissatisfied with that penalty.

Home education has been illegal in Germany since a law dating back to the Hitler era. Whilst some choose to disobey that law, it rarely goes unpunished; many are fined, some children are transported by police to school. In one case, a teenager was removed from her parent's care.

Mike Donnelly, staff attorney for the Home School Legal Defense Association, Mike Donnelly, was appalled at what has happened in this most recent case. "Words escape me, it's unconscionable, incredible, shocking." He then confirmed that parents will be appealing against the decision.

 

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