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“Christian persecution worldwide is called out during March for the Martyrs in D.C.,” by Christine Rousselle, Fox News, September 27, 2022:
Washington, D.C. – The third annual March for the Martyrs, held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., aimed to raise awareness of Christian persecution all over the world, particularly in the Middle East.
Though a small gathering — some 200 people gathered for the short march from the National Sylvan Theater to the Museum of the Bible on Sunday — attendees expressed vehement passion for the cause.
Gia Chacon, founder of For the Martyrs and the March for the Martyrs, told Fox News Digital, “We believe that Christian persecution is one of the gravest, if not the gravest, under-publicized human rights crises of our time.”
“This year we’re working to bring this issue to the forefront of the fight for human rights,” she also said.
“Christian persecution continues to increase every single year,” Chacon said as well. “And yet there remains a silence around this issue.”
For some at the march, the issue of Christian persecution overseas is a deeply personal one.
Amy Gangaraj, 26, of Johnson City, Tenn., came to the March for Martyrs after she saw the event advertised on social media.
“It’s been an eye-opening experience to realize how much freedom I have here.”
“Once I found out about it, it was a calling on my heart,” she said. “My husband is an Iranian. He’s been persecuted where he lives in Turkey,” she added….