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April 25, 2012 Print

Students Speak Up for Day of Dialogue

by CitizenLink Team

Thousands of students in more than 40 states participated in Focus on the Family’s second annual nationwide event for high school and college students, the Day of Dialogue®, on April 19. Now, they’re keeping the conversation alive.

“It’s a kick-off for us to start the conversation day in and day out — and keep the conversation going — so people really know about God’s deep love for us and what the Bible really says about His redemptive design for marriage and sexuality,” said Charlie, a 17-year-old high school student from Ohio. “The reason that I was so excited to hear about the Day of Dialogue was that we could talk about these issues, and we didn’t have to be silent about it.”

Kaitlin, a 16-year-old high school student in Michigan, said she and her friends distributed the downloadable Conversation Cards, wore special T-shirts and prayed before and during the event.

“We stood in our high school commons and prayed before school for the Day of Dialogue and that God would be with us and the people in our school and help spark up some thought and conversation,” she said.

Even students who missed the event can still join the effort through the Day of Dialogue student blog-writing contest. Entries must be written by high school or college students who share the initiative’s values and be at least 150 words long. Winners will receive a Nook Color tablet or a gift card.

Learn more about the Day of Dialogue blog contest. The deadline for entries to be submitted is May 9. For eligibility, writers must be between the ages of 13 and 25.