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The exciting news is that we’ve just added a brand-new, religious-freedom event to Day of Dialogue—Bring Your Bible to School Day on October 16!  This is a day when thousands of students acroBringYourBibleStudentVideoPlayImagess the nation will celebrate religious freedom and share God’s hope with peers! Mark your calendars now and learn more by downloading the free student guide at focusonthefamily.com/bringyourbible. Don’t forget to share this URL with your friends, parents and youth leaders so they can help support your efforts!

In addition to Bring Your Bible to School Day,  the traditional Day of Dialogue happens every year in mid April, so make plans to participate in your school or college. The Day of Dialogue provides a place at the table for Christian students to express a Biblical perspective in a loving and respectful way—especially when topics like marriage and sexuality and being discussed on their campus. As a student at a public school or college, do you wish your classmates  and friends could hear
movietrailerimagemore of the story—like the truth about God’s deep love for us and what the Bible really says about His redemptive design for human beings and relationships? Wouldn’t it be nice if a deeper and freer conversation could happen when current-day topics—especially subjects that delve into faith and God’s design for us– are brought up in your school? The good news is, it can—and that’s where Day of Dialogue comes in. In contrast to the whole idea of silence, this is an initiative that encourages open dialogue. Focus on the Family firmly believes that the truth will rise to the surface when honest conversations are allowed to happen.

The Day of Dialogue gives you, as a student, the opportunity to express the true model presented by Jesus Christ in the Bible—who didn’t back away from speaking truth, but neither held back in pouring out His incredible, compassionate love for hurting and vulnerable people. His example calls us to stand up for those being harmed or bullied while offering the light of what God’s Word says. And this initiative gives you a chance to express this balanced perspective in a loving and peaceful way.

You can also join us on our Facebook page and on Twitter to get updates on these events, as well as to check out students’ feedback and interact with Day of Dialogue fans.  Even after the events, you can still keep the conversation going at your school and in your neighborhood with the D.O.D. Weekly Challenges and teen-friendly articles and accompanying conversation-starter questions. Get the Dialogue started!

Check out this year’s contest, giving students a chance to win Day of Dialogue wristbands they can share with friends! Then review some of our favorite songs and scriptures. Share them with your friends via text, Twitter or Facebook—and start a dialogue about what the scripture or song means to you personally! You’ll also want to watch the student-created videos featured below.

Weekly Challenges

Student Blog: Courage on Campus

Student Blog: What Sharing God’s Truth and Love Means to Me

Student Blog: Speak Up, Stand Up & Stand Out

Student Blog: The Tightrope of People Pleasing

2012 Blog-Writing Contest Winners!

Favorite Songs

Favorite Scriptures

Videos