"The Christian Community is part of an international movement for the renewal of religion, founded in 1922 in Switzerland by the eminent Lutheran theologian and minister Friedrich Rittlemeyer, with the help of Rudolf Steiner, Austrian thinker and mystic....
In keeping with the spirit of freedom, members are not required to sign articles of faith, and are encouraged to form independent judgments in religious matters. Nor do we have any formal written dogma. Each priest has the freedom to teach anything which does not contradict the content of the sacraments whose texts form the "bedrock" of The Christian Community. As a result, the teachings are rich, varied and evolving. They are inspired by traditional Christian theology, the original work of Rudolf Steiner and by independent research and insights of priests and members."
I recommend two essential resources for every homeschooling family who is using, or researching, Waldorf. These
materials, in and of themselves, are enough to help you plan and organize your entire homeschool journey through
the grades. There are also plenty of free resources on this website (click on a grade level, above). I spend all my time creating loads of lists, links, and recommendations to
help you fill out your plan with "what does it look like" in action.
Waldorf educational initiatives are just one branch which developed out of Steiner's extensive work in
anthroposophy. The Anthroposophical Society was founded on December 28, 1912 in Cologne, Germany, with about 3000 members.
Waldorf Education falls under the Pedagogical Section. "For the Pedagogical Section, education is the foundation of social progress. The seeds of self-determination, tolerance and peace, human rights and international understanding are sown in education. This is the art of Waldorf pedagogy. "
There are a variety of Waldorf Teacher training programs throughout the United States.
Some of these include
If you'd like a "reading list" to follow, here is my list from my personal Waldorf library.
This is NOT everything that he wrote! But it is
an up-to-date list of what I have read of Steiner's works, and the order in which I am going through them. There are also links to which texts which
I have found available online for free.
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