Algeria  

Flag of Algeria Rank: 32
Score: 54/100
2013 Rank: 29
Leader: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Government: Republic
Main Religion: Islam
Population: 37.5 million (28,000 Christians)
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

Christian Persecution in AlgeriaIslamists have a realistic chance of winning presidential elections in 2014, and as Islam becomes more visible in Algeria’s government, Christians face greater restrictions on their freedom. The oppression of Christians continues, especially for Muslim-background believers who are pressured by their families to make difficult choices. The law prohibits public assembly for the purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam, so only a few churches exist. Non-Muslims meet together in homes. A church in the south has been repeatedly attacked, and its pastor threatened, over the past 3 years.

PRAY:

  • Ask God to strengthen Muslim-background believers whose choice to follow Jesus brings pressure from the family.
  • Give thanks for the resources, training and advocacy support that Open Doors is able to provide.
  • That God will speak to many through Christian TV and internet programs.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/claudia.hassan1 Claudia Hassan

    GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS IF YOU HURT ANYONE OF A DIFFERENT FAITH, YOU ARE HURTING GOD

  • Amy

    The
    government has not registered any new churches since 2008. Pray for
    house churches who continue to meet, some openly and some in secret
    A religious law introduced in 2006 particularly restricts Christians.
    Pray that this restrictive law will be abolished
    For Christian women. Imprisonment of women and pressure from religious
    leaders to divorce Christians is common. – See more at:
    http://www.worldwatchlist.us/world-watch-list-countries/algeria/?utm_source=555&utm_medium=email&utm_content=button&utm_campaign=algeria#sthash.9epLfbXU.dpuf

  • Ernest Zenone

    Lord, have mercy on your people in Algeria. Grant the complete defeat of Isamist terrortists raise up a stable government that will grant freedom to worship and evangelize in this land. Protect Bibles and Christian literature entering Algeria from exposure to those who would confiscate and destroy them. May many more Muslims hear the gospel by satellite and radio broadcast and have Bibles and CD’s sent to them. Thank you for the faithfulness of the saints in Algeria who share the gospel at great cost. Protect them and may thy Word have free course and be glorified throughout Algeria. I pray this in Jesus Name. Amen.

  • charlene.fonseca

    Thank you for your prayers for Algerian women especially! I have a friend I pray for regularly from here!

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