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No need to preach, teach or debate religion in our public schools: instead promote love.

Every morning before classes begin the principal can give a short warm talk over the speaker to everyone in the school encouraging them to practice kindness through the day, keep a smile, help each other, be polite and love one another.

The principal can end each day with another short comment: congratulating everyone on their sweet spirit demonstrated today.

Some schools may permit various religious groups to meet with students after school -- students who are interested.

Grace Turner, Gary

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Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.