Hundreds of people are expected to participate in the third annual March for the Martyrs this week in Washington, D.C.
Saturday’s event is meant to raise awareness about persecuted Christians around the world.
According to reports, more than 360 million Christians live in areas of the world where they face discrimination and persecution for their faith.
On Saturday, demonstrators will rally at the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall before beginning their march in the afternoon. The 1.2-mile march will end at the Museum of the Bible.
“We hope to bring this issue to the forefront of the fight for human rights,” Gia Chacon, the founder of the For the Martyrs, the organization spearheading the march, said in an interview with The Christian Post.
“Christian persecution is a human rights crisis, and it should be treated with the same level of urgency and seriousness as any other human rights crisis. And yet, because of the fact that they are Christian, it is seen as an issue that is only for…