Amid reports saying that there are over 340 million Christians facing persecution for their faith, the Christian non-profit organization For The Martyrs has planned a second march for the oppressed in Washington, D.C. The march will be held this summer.
Gia Chacón, who founded For The Martyrs in order to give persecuted Christians a voice, told The Christian Post,
"I saw a need for [persecuted Christians] to have a voice, and I believed that if God laid it on my heart, if He broke my heart, then as part of that was the responsibility to do something."
Chacón, 24, launched For the Martyrs in December 2019, and through the group, she and others have been able to raise awareness and encourage other young people to fight for oppressed Christians. The non-profit offers aid in the form of food, clothes, transportation, and Bibles while also advocating for persecuted Christians around the world, a problem Chacón argues is "often overlooked by communities of faith" and ignored by the media.