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Algeria

RegionAfrica
Sources of PersecutionIslamic Oppression
Population41,064,000
Christian Population68,500
ReligionsIslam
GovernmentPresidential Republic
LeaderPresident Abdelaziz Bouteflika
Score58/100

Algeria

Algeria: Dangerous Business.
Almost all Christians in Algeria are converts from Islam. They’re forced to keep a low profile for their own safety. Blasphemy laws make sharing the gospel risky. Evangelists can spend up to two years in jail for sharing the gospel. Despite this, Christianity is growing fast in Algeria. 

Outnumbered And Vulnerable.
About 99% of Algerians are Muslim. This makes life hard for Christians and the influence of Islamic extremism continues to grow. Life is especially difficult during the Islamic festival of Ramadan. Some Christians even have stones thrown at them because of their faith.

Christians struggle to find work. In some regions, almost half of the population is unemployed. This makes young people vulnerable to recruitment into extremist groups. Christians also have to deal with legal discrimination. It’s hard for believers to receive justice for crimes committed against them.

Your help makes a difference for persecuted Christians in Algeria by: 

  • Biblical training.

  • Bible and literature distribution. 

  • Socio-economic development and job training. 

Pray for Algeria

Praise the Lord that the church is growing. Pray for new believers to grow stronger in their faith. 

Pray for converts from a Muslim background to be bold and share why they choose Jesus over Islam. 

Pray for young Christians to find work and purpose. Pray that those who are homeless are provided for.

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