(Worthy News) – This past Saturday, September 25th, hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C. to stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians across the globe in the first large-scale march of its kind in US history.
A group of nearly 1,000 met on the National Mall to pray together, and then to march to the White House for the “Night for the Martyrs” with guest speakers and worship leaders such as Sean Feucht, Dr. Michelle Corral, David Curry, Gia Chacon, and more.
Founder of For the Martyrs, and march organizer, Gia Chacon, first held the march in Long Beach, CA last year, but with Christian persecution having risen by 30% in the last year, she felt it was time to take it directly to our nation’s capital. Chacon says, “We’re marching for the over 340 million Christians around the world who suffer for the name of Jesus. We’re marching for the people who lay down their lives every single day to go to church, to own a Bible. To even say that they believe in Jesus, in some countries, is illegal.”