A March for Peace


On Tuesday, August 19 2014, Hundreds of Chaldeans in San Diego and other community members marched for peace this week to honor persecuted Iraqi refugees. The peace march took place from Saint Michael’s Chaldean Catholic Church to downtown El Cajon, with the crowd proclaiming: “We are N” to show support for our fellow Christians in Iraq dying for what they believe in. Attendees from throughout the community carried banners, crosses, and photos of children dying in Iraq while ISIS takes over their homeland.

It was not only Chaldeans marching, but also others who want to help spread awareness about this modern- day holocaust. As hundreds of singles voices gather together, their chants combined to a roar for peace praying to be heard around the world.

As the crowd trudged through El Cajon in temperatures topping 95 degrees, the Lord provided strength to those walking through the heat, yelling, changing, pouring our their hearts to the skies. Whoever said the Chaldean culture was dying has never seen anything like this – while our home country is being stolen from under us, we will never let our culture die.

The march ended with prayers and beautiful speeches from local leaders. Prayer is powerful, and through our Lord Jesus Christ, anything is possible, even the end of this horrible genocide. Pray for Iraq and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might” Ephesians 6:10