(WWBT) - More than 300,000 students are expected to join Focus on the Family's annual "Bring Your Bible to School Day" on Thursday, nearly double the amount of people who joined last year.
"This student-led event is a simple way for children and teens to celebrate religious freedom and to share the hope and inspiration they receive from reading their Bibles," Focus on the Family, a global faith-based ministry, said in a news release this week.
Last year the event went viral with the hashtag #BringYourBible being used across social media and about 155,000 students joining in.
"Students don't lose their religious freedoms when they arrive at school in the morning," said Focus on the Family President Jim Daly. "The First Amendment recognizes the rights of students to talk about their faith in school and read their Bible outside of classroom time. 'Bring Your Bible to School Day' encourages children and teens to understand their religious freedoms and to be a voice of hope and bring their whole selves to the classroom."
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