UNDATED – Today, the first Thursday of October, marks the fifth annual Bring Your Bible to School Day, an opportunity for hundreds of thousands of students across the United States to share God’s hope and celebrate religious freedom, simply by carrying their Bibles to school. The day is sponsored by Focus on the Family, but it’s young people who lead it. The event has come a long way in the last four years—from an estimated 8,000 participants in 2014 to nearly 500,000 in 2017. From kindergarten to college, students of all grade levels are invited to join in. Some students have faced opposition from teachers and administrators, but the First Amendment recognizes the rights of students to talk about their faith and to read their Bibles outside of classroom time. Bring Your Bible to School Day is a great opportunity for Christian students to discuss critical issues from a biblical perspective and to share the hope and love that the Bible offers. Christian legal group, Alliance Defending Freedom is partnering with Focus on the Family to offer students free legal representation if their rights are violated at school.