MENU

Algeria

Ranked as the #34 country where Christians face the most persecution 

QUICK FACTS

Leader: President Abdelaziz Boutflika
Government: Republic

Population: 40.6 million (35,000 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam

Persecution Level: Moderate
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism

OVERVIEW OF ALGERIA

AlgeriaAs Islam becomes more and more visible in Algeria’s government, the freedom of Christians is becoming more and more restricted. Increasing pressure from radical Islamic movements on government and on society, in combination with pressure of family members on Christian converts from a Muslim background, explain Algeria’s ranking on the World Watch List. In the context of the growing role of radical Islam in the region, Algeria is increasingly the scene of more terror by radical Islamic movements. The law prohibits public assembly for purposes of practicing a faith other than Islam. Individual churches are often denied registration.

PRAYER POINTS

  • Praise God for the continuing growth of the church in Algeria
  • That the new believers in Christ will grow in their walk with the Lord and receive training and teaching in the Word
  • That restrictions on Christians will be reversed and the government will allow more freedom to worship

RESOURCES ON ALGERIA

TAKE ACTION

Sign up to learn more about Christian Persecution and stay-up-to-date with news, prayer requests and opportunities

Sign Up Now >>

You can change the lives of persecuted Christians by meeting their greatest needs. Donate today to help amek an eternal difference.

Donate Now >>

PHOTO GALLERY

WORLD WATCH LIST 2015

Subscribe to our eNewsletter