RELIGION

50 Years After School Prayer Ban, God And Faith More Present Than Ever

HAVERILL, MA - DECEMBER 12: Students sing and pray during chapel at Zion Bible College, December 12, 2012 in Haverill, Massac
HAVERILL, MA - DECEMBER 12: Students sing and pray during chapel at Zion Bible College, December 12, 2012 in Haverill, Massachusetts. The college, part of the the Assemblies of God USA, teaches and trains students for the Pentecostal ministry. As of January 2013, the college will be renamed Northpoint Bible College. College admission has doubled from 200 students to the current 402 students. Chapel is held Mondays through Thursdays. (Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

At the adolescent-unfriendly hour of 7:10 on this rainy spring morning in tiny Loachapoka, Ala., classes won't start for another half hour in the public school. But already the science lab at Loachapoka High School is coming alive with the banter of 13 teens sloughing off backpacks and settling in to learn – not about chemistry or biology, but about faith.

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