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Thousands to march on Washington in solidarity with persecuted Christians

The organizers of the September 25 March for the Martyrs hope to raise awareness of the plight of the most persecuted religious group in the world.


Gia Chacón, the founder of the non-profit organization For the Martyrs, is on a mission to spread the word that Christians are dying for their faith in unprecedented numbers. 

To that end, she is organizing a “March for the Martyrs” to be held in Washington, DC, on September 25.

“We believe knowledge inspires action— the more people who are aware of the crisis of Christian persecution, the more that can be done to aid the suffering faithful,” she told Aleteia.

Confirmed speakers at the Washington, DC march include podcast host Allie B. Stuckey, Bob Fu from ChineAid, Toufic Baaklini from In Defense of Christians, and Fr. Benedict Kiely from

The DC March for the Martyrs on September 25 will begin at Freedom Plaza, proceed to the White House, and return to the hotel where a conference will be held in the evening. To register for the event visit


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