Over a half million students to celebrate free speech by participating in bring your Bible to school day on October 4, 2018.
More than 500,000 students from across the United States will join the Bring Your Bible to School movement on Thursday, Oct. 4. The annual student-led event, now in its fifth year, provides a unique opportunity for young people to share their faith by highlighting its source – the Bible.
Throughout the day, children and teens will share their experiences via social media using the hashtag #BringYourBible.
A Constitutional Guarantee
Though the First Amendment guarantees students the right to discuss their beliefs and read the Bible at school, many feel unspoken pressure to remain silent about their faith. Others report overt efforts to silence them from presenting their biblically based viewpoints in class discussions or assignments.
“For countless kids and teens, faith is at the center of everything they do. But when it comes to sharing the joy and peace they find through reading the Bible, some young people fear the consequences of doing so at school,” said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. “Fortunately, our Founding Fathers foresaw the need to guarantee individuals the ability to express their beliefs, and that’s exactly what students who participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day every year are celebrating.”
Reported by: Focus on the Family