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Over 300,000 Students Expected to Celebrate 'Bring Your Bible to School Day' on October 6

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Youth from across the US will be celebrating "Bring Your Bible to School Day" on October 6.

Over 300,000 students have planned to take their Bibles to school on Thursday to exercise their faith openly.

The annual event was started by a Colorado-based Focus on the Family group founded by Dr. James Dobson in 2014.

The first year, about 8,000 students took their Bibles to school, while during the second year, 155,000 participated in the national event.

"The event is designed to empower you as a student to express your belief in the truth of God's Word-and to do so in a respectful way that demonstrates the love of Christ," the event website says.

"Participation is voluntary and student-directed-meaning it's completely up to students, Christian clubs and youth groups to sign up online and then lead the activities in their school."

"We are sponsoring this event for students (kindergarten through college) to provide a fun, celebratory way to empower them to understand what their religious freedom rights are at school-and also how they can put those rights into practice in everyday situations and conversations," Candi Cushman, an education analyst for Focus on the Family, told The Daily Signal.

Organizers and participants are viewing this as an amazing opportunity to give the love they know to other people.

"Unfortunately, too many schools are sending the message that Christian kids need to hide their faith. So I think the exponential response among youth has do to with the fact that it's something positive, redemptive, and tangible that Christian students can easily do in their schools to celebrate their faith - and to visibly see that they are joined by thousands nationwide," Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, told The Christian Post.

One student who brought the Bible to school last year shared in the BringYourBible official video: "It is a matter of them [other students] being someone I can show love to because I received such love.. why would I not give it away, why would I not show it to other people?"

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