by Mike Donnelly, HSLDA
President Donald Trump engaged world leaders at the United Nations on Monday, reminding them of the need to protect and expand religious freedom and the rights of individuals to live according to their conscience.
Our hope is that this renewed focus on liberty will also champion the right of parents to educate their children according to their most deeply held convictions — a right currently denied homeschooling families in countries such as Cuba.
Governments in nations that suppress homeschooling, especially for ideological reasons, need to know that their policies contradict the values supported by the attendees at the United Nations’ historic event.
There, Trump was joined by statesmen such as Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as other heads of state, ambassadors, and survivors of religious persecution.
The president and other speakers urged all nations to respect religious freedom and to allow people to live and act according to their sincerely held convictions.
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