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  • 'More than ever' global school prayer event critical

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Prayer is needed now in schools more than ever, organizers of an annual prayer event said as the initiative marks its 28th year Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. in schools globally.

    See You at the Pole (SYATP), drawing an estimated 1 million students in prayer on school grounds, is expanding its influence this year by teaming with Claim Your Campus (CYC), a national prayer initiative mobilizing students in daily prayer in middle and high schools.

    "These are unprecedented and challenging times for students," SYATP national coordinator Doug Clark said in a promotional Facebook video. We all want a better future for our students, one that's safe, positive and fair for all. Read More

  • Student-led prayer weathering the storms

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Catastrophic hurricanes in the U.S. and the Caribbean impeded planning for an annual student-led prayer event held this morning (Sept. 27), but likely did not daunt desires to pray, organizers told Baptist Press.

    In Texas, Hurricane Harvey killed an estimated 82 people or more and extensively flooded several communities just as training for the prayer event, See You at the Pole (SYATP), would have begun in late August, SYATP greater Houston metro coordinator John Butler said. Read More

  • Football prayer complaint leads to employee training

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 07, 2017 (one year ago)

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    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) -- A public school system has agreed to update employees on applicable constitutional law after a special interest group complained of a Southern Baptist pastor's impromptu prayer over an injured player at a high school football game.

    The Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE) will "provide additional training to its employees on the application of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses in public schools," HCDE attorney D. Scott Bennett told the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) Jan. 30. Read More