Advocates for religious freedom, including basketball player Enes Kanter Freedom, are planning to gather on the National Mall this weekend to draw attention to the plight of persecuted Christians across the globe.
The March for the Martyrs is set to be held Saturday for the third year in a row with a particular focus on China, said Gia Chacón, founder of the nonprofit For the Martyrs.
Other expected speakers include Open Doors USA CEO David Curry and Andrew Brunson, a U.S. minister who survived two years of political imprisonment in Turkey.
Freedom, a Muslim man, has been outspoken about human rights issues in his native Turkey and in other places across the globe.
Including a speaker with Freedom’s religious background sends a message about the need to build bridges between Christians and Muslims, Chacón stated in an email.
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