Monday, January 21, 2019

Christian Homeschooling Becoming Popular in Russia…Finally

from Russia Insider:

This US model, called Classical Conversations, speaks directly to the needs of Russian Christians for an educational system that supports family, community, and Christianity.

This article originally appeared on a new site about the Christian renaissance in Russia, called Russian Faith. Their introductory video is at end of this article.

Since Russia has so swiftly become the world’s official bulwark of conservative values, it is quite surprising that it has systematically lagged behind in one obvious realm: Homeschooling.

For most Russians, homeschooling has always been enveloped in a fantastical aura, something associated mainly with special needs and/or with Amish-like Protestant groups in America.

But lately, as more Russian Christian families gain a voice, energized by growing state supports and society’s intensifying religiosity, the demand for alternatives to the official public school system, corrupted by materialism and Darwinism during the Soviet Regime and, now, by liberal values, has grown more popular and apparent.

More and more Russian parents are frightened and reluctant to hand over their child’s education into the hands of strangers, realizing, that in doing so, they are also relinquishing the moral upbringing of their own child, and allowing them to become inculcated with morals and values that may be completely foreign.  

This is where Alexey Komov and Irina Shamolina, the pioneers of homeschooling in Russia, come in. The Russian couple, passionate about education, homeschools their three sons. Irina leads a popular blog about education and Alexey is the representative the World Congress of Families in Russia. Both have been fascinated by, and intensely studying, homeschooling since 2012.  With time, they came to the conviction that homeschooling options were urgently needed in Russia.

They traveled regularly to the US, which has the most developed homeschooling systems in the world, trying to learn about and experience the lively Christian homeschooling scene of the country.

They finally settled upon the Classical Conversations, a Christian homeschooling organization, started in the 1990s by Leigh Bortins in North Carolina. The model creates communities of homeschooling Christian families that meet weekly and aims to teach children in a classical manner. It is based on educational theories gleaned from Ancient Greece and the Trivium concept of the Middle Ages.

Thus, the child is homeschooled for most of the week, and the parents nurture and teach their own child within their intimate family circle. However, this system also addresses the need of the child…and the often ignored need of the parents…for socialization and community with like-minded people with weekly meetings. These also always begin with prayer and provide children with skills that parents may not be able to develop in children on their own. 

Aleksey Komov and Irina Shamolina adopted the existing Christian homeschool curriculum and translated the resources. They also worked to adapt the program to a Russian Orthodox perspective, making it relevant to Russian culture and reality.

They found American supporters, and along with other Russian enthusiasts, helped them create an utterly beautiful website.  

The program launched this fall, is 27 cities and 370 kids strong – in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. It has met with unexpected, lively interest and seems to be turning into a movement among Russian Christians.

Importantly, Classical Conversations in Russia also immediately received wildly enthusiastic support from one of the most famous priests in Russia, Fr. Dmitry Smirnov.  Fr. Dmitry is incredibly popular and has a huge audience, perhaps bigger than that of any other religious figure in Russia. He is also the head the of the Russian Church’s Department for Family.

Read More @ Russia-Insider.com

THE VATICAN HAS PAID NEARLY $4 BILLION TO SETTLE FOR CHILDREN HARMED BY SEXUAL ABUSE

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by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution:

The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues to happen. If you watched the movie Spotlight, perhaps you have an idea of just how things are going down. But let’s break it down to date.

While you can’t put a price on the innocence of a child, you can put a price on just how much the Roman Catholic Church has paid out in lawsuits over the never-ending epidemic of child molestation wreaking havoc in its ranks.

Robert David Steele – The Rothschilds in the Vatican

from Robert David Steele:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68UZKYqPuY0

Sex abuse victims sue Catholic Church under RICO, while Pope Francis and U.S. bishops remain complacent

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from Fellowship Of The Minds:

On November 13, 2018, six American survivors of priest sex-abuse filed a class-action civil lawsuit at U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against the Vatican (Holy See) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), citing a federal anti-racketeering law known as RICO.

The six plaintiffs who claim they had been abused by clergy as minors: Timothy B. Lennon, of Arizona; Mark S. Belenchia, of Mississippi; Alfred L. Antonsen Jr., of Illinois; Joseph Piscitelli, of California; Shaun A. Dougherty, of Pennsylvania; and Mark Crawford, of New Jersey. (LifeSiteNews)

Texas Governor: “The Problem Is Not Guns, It’s Hearts Without God”

by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Governor Abbott’s words need to be echoed across our land. When Americans turn back to God and begin to repent before Him, He has promised He will heal our land, and a lot of that healing will come through true justice, not more gun confiscation.

Finally! There is a governor who voices the truth about crimes committed with guns. Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke a couple of weeks ago at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas and during his speech, he said what many of us have been saying for years and that is the problem we face as a country has nothing to with guns, but hearts that are not filled with the Spirit of God.

Pope Chastises Christians for Global Strife, Not Muslims

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by Tim Brown, Freedom OutPost:

Pope Francis is not only disastrously wrongheaded about an obvious fact that is reinforced by every day’s headlines; he is also deceiving and misleading his people about a matter of utmost importance, and keeping them ignorant and complacent about a growing and advancing threat. Yes, Christians should feel shame – shame that this man is Pope.

Never missing an opportunity to confuse, disappoint, and demoralize the Catholic faithful, Pope Francis, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune, said on Good Friday that “Christians ought to express shame for the actions of those who are leaving future generations a world ‘fractured by divisions and wars.’”

Church of Sweden Sets New Gender Neutral Rules: God Will No Longer Be Called “He” or “Lord”

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by Jim Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

The Church of Sweden set new rules regarding language to make the church more inclusive. The Church is urging clergy to use gender-neutral language and refrain from terms like “Lord” and “him.”

Last year Swedish lesbian bishop Eva Brune proposed removing crosses and Christian symbols from her church to make it more inclusive.

 

Breitbart.com reported:

The Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a controversial new handbook which says masculine references to God, such as “He” and “Lord” should be scrapped so as to be more “inclusive”.

Despite heavy criticism from organisations including Royal Swedish Academy, on Thursday the church approved the new handbook with a large majority.

The Church Handbook — which was last updated in 1986 — sets out how services, baptisms, weddings and funerals should be conducted, in language, liturgy, theology and music, and is therefore central to the church’s activities.

According to local media, many priests have objected to directions in the new handbook regarding language, which have been added with the goal of making the church “more inclusive”.

This includes instructing clergy to refer to God in a gender-neutral fashion, without “unnecessarily” using the male pronoun “He”, or terms like “Lord”.

Read More @ TheGatewayPundit.com

A SYRIAN CHRISTIAN REVEALS WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING IN SYRIA

by James Perloff, Jamesperloff.com:

“H” was born in Damascus, and legally immigrated to the United States from Syria more than 20 years ago, long before the current war began. She became a U.S. citizen and earned a doctor’s degree from an American university. She is completely fluent in both English and Arabic. She recently returned from a trip back to Syria, where she has many family members and friends who keep her apprised of the situation there. She is also one of the kindest and most devoted Christians I have ever met. I am keeping H’s name confidential, as I do not wish this interview to in any way jeopardize her family’s safety in Syria, or the status of her professional work in the U.S.

I originally anticipated that our discussion would be two-part; first I would give her a short primer on the back story of American politics. When we sat down, I told H that I have been a journalist since 1985. I began to explain that America is run by an oligarchy that conceals itself behind a façade of two-party democracy, that Presidential candidates have long been pre-selected, that Americans have been repeatedly deceived into wars, and that our press is controlled by the same establishment that controls the politicians. H was smiling, and I could swiftly tell that nothing I said was news to her. And so it was affirmed that what famed commentator “Syrian Girl” (whose Facebook and YouTube accounts have been censored) said is true: Syrians are well informed about the New World Order. Indeed, Syrians know more about the realities of American geopolitics than most Americans do. So, after about four minutes, I laughed, and told H that my “lecture” was over. I now asked her to tell me the truth about Syria. My questions are in normal font, her replies in bold. For this post, I have inserted some pictures and video that correlate with her comments.

CARDINAL GEORGE PELL, THE VATICAN’S THIRD MOST POWERFUL OFFICIAL, CONVICTED IN AUSTRALIA OF SEXUALLY MOLESTING YOUNG CHOIR BOYS

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by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:

In a book published last year, journalist Louise Milligan reportedly wrote that Pell was accused by two former choir boys of sexual abuse while he was archbishop of Melbourne in the ’90s. The boys sang in the choir at St. Patrick’s cathedral and were allegedly abused by Pell in a room in the confines of the church. Pell’s office told The Guardian in 2017 he “repeats his vehement and consistent denials of any and all such accusations.” A second trial known as “the swimmers trial” is due to get underway early next year, according to sources familiar with the case.

The Vatican’s third most powerful official, Cardinal George Pell, has been convicted in Australia on all charges he sexually abused two choir boys there in the late ’90s, according to two sources with knowledge of the case.

This Video Exposes Everything We Know!

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from Jason A:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfR_6yYBVXI

Demons Are Opening Digital Portals!

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from FaceLikeTheSun:

According to Shamanic Healer Lynn Williams, ascended beings are in contact with many people who are “awake” and “chosen” to be representatives of the new age. Her experience with spiritual entities is not something to scoff at. However, her source of truth seems opposed to the Scriptures, and what the Bible warns as deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons. Furthermore, she admits that the technology that’s present all around us enhances the ability for these entities to communicate with us. In other words, tech is creating a massive electromagnetic grid over the earth, where demons can traverse to and fro, deceiving and being deceived.

Chelsea Clinton And The ‘Church of Satan’ Connection Follows The Clintons Long History Of Satanic Affiliations

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

– Does Anyone Really Want Another Clinton In America Politics?

On January 2, 2018 Chelsea Clinton exchanged New Year’s wishes with the Church of Satan, which was noted by a number of conservative commentators, to the point where reports then came out where she denied that she practices Satanism, but while one exchange in and of itself might get casually waved away, other events over the years concerning Chelsea, Hillary and Bill Clinton, shows a pattern that is hard to overlook.

CHELSEA AND OCCULT SYMBOLISM

In response to criticism Chelsea started seeing on that thread, she said “Oh goodness gracious. We can be civil, cheerful, respectful to & friends with people who don’t share our religious beliefs. Sometimes, we even marry them. I’m a Methodist & my husband is Jewish, thank you for asking. A very happy New Year to you Rhonda!”

I’ll note that often when responding to a post that someone else was tagged on, sometimes people do not carefully look at the names autofilled in that someone else had tagged, but as seen above, Chelsea is the one that mentioned the church of satan, then when they responded, she then wished them a Happy New Year.

As a side note, just imagine if someone like Donald Trump Jr. had responded to someone that liberals felt was  unsavory, wouldn’t they have a field day pointing it out, howling about how that proves, by nothing more than a tweet association, that the Trump’s were in cahoots with them….. oh wait, we don’t have to imagine it, they screamed bloody murder when Don Trump Jr. responded to Wikileaks, three whole times.

Chelsea Clinton also seems to make a habit of wearing an upside down cross necklace, which some would claim is the cross of Peter, but which is also used as an anti-religious symbol by satanists, as shown clearly in 2015, when supporters of the Satanic Temple wore the symbol at the unveiling of the goat-headed statue in Detroit, shown in the image above.
 

Read More @ AllNewsPipeline.com

The Vatican is preparing for the Pope’s resignation in February 2019….

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from Govt Slaves:

The Vatican is under profound scrutiny and criticism after Monday’s shock announcement that they requested the U.S. Catholic Bishops to delay voting on new standards for survivors of sexual abuse and bishop accountability. The US Bishops, who were attending the fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, were indeed surprised by the decision, and expressed a mixture of disappointment, acceptance, and frustration about the news. Angry victims and activists from BishopAccountability.org, which compiles data on clergy abuse in the church, were present in Baltimore outside the hotel where the Conference of US Catholic Bishops took place, and became increasingly frustrated, some shouting in despair that this was “totally unacceptable!!”