Washington D.C., Sep 26, 2021 / 13:29 pm
The second annual March for the Martyrs took place Saturday in Washington, D.C., featuring testimony from advocates for persecuted Christians and from survivors of persecution.
For Gia Chacon, president of the group For the Martyrs, which organized the Sept. 25 march, the day was centered on bringing awareness to “the global crisis of Christian persecution.”
“The reason that people don't care about Christian persecution is because they just don't know it's happening," Chacon told CNA. “When we look at countries throughout the Middle East, and even what’s happening now in Afghanistan--and it’s not just in the Middle East, it’s in China, it’s in North Korea, and actually in over 60 countries around the world.”
“It's up to the body of Christ here in the United States to be [the persecuted Christians’] voice, otherwise our brothers and sisters are just suffering in silence,” she said.