Alabama students encouraged to #BringYourBible on Oct. 5

Switchfoot, the Newsboys, Sadie Robertson — these are just some of the big names who are encouraging students to join in the Bring Your Bible to School Day on Oct. 5.

This Thursday, students are encouraged to “Bring it. Share it. Live it.” The student-led event is sponsored by Focus on the Family as a way to encourage students to exercise their religious freedom and share their faith in their daily missions field — school.

“Over the years we’ve heard from many kids and teens who want to meaningfully engage in conversations with peers to share their perspective on important issues,” said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. “The good news is — they can. The Constitution recognizes students’ rights to share their biblical viewpoints in a way that doesn’t disturb instruction time, and to exercise their faith at school. ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’ celebrates these rights and gives Christian students a chance to share a bit about their faith, which is an important part of who they are.”

Bring Your Bible to School Day has grown exponentially since it first started in 2014 with 8,000 students to an estimated 356,000 students last year, according to Focus on the Family.

Robertson said of the event, “I think that’s so important in making that stance to hold [the Bible] right in front of you and walk in the school building — it’s absolutely amazing.”

About 500,000 students are expected to participate this year and are encouraged to use share their experience on social media using #BringYourBible. For more information, visit bringyourbible.org. (TAB)