Algeria Closing Churches Over “Unauthorized Worship”

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent with BosNewsLife Africa Service ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Algeria have appealed for prayers after authorities closed churches...

Algeria Closing Protestant Church In Crackdown

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Several Protestant Christians in northwestern Nigeria were without a place to worship Sunday, December 3, after authorities closed their church as part of a crackdown on evangelism, BosNewsLife learned.

The Dilemmas of Prayer (Column)

Martin Roth By Martin Roth, BosNewsLife Senior Columnist MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA (BosNewsLife Columns)-- It is the kind of news that makes us praise God: a British Catholic newspaper reports from Algeria that Muslims in their thousands are seeking Bibles and turning up in church, wishing to learn about Christianity.

Algeria Sentences Christian For Evangelism

By BosNewsLife Africa Service algeriaALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Algerian court has fined a former Muslim, who converted to Christianity for evangelism, in a case that activists warned would further undermine religious freedom in the North African nation.

Algeria Detains Christians For ‘Illegal’ Worship

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Five Algerian Christians remained jailed in north-eastern Algeria Tuesday, November 1, after they were reportedly detained this weekend for "worshiping in an unregistered location."

Algeria Christian Appeals “Blasphemy” Prison Term

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLfe)-- Algerian Christians are anxiously awaiting the appeal trial of Christian Siagh Krimo, who was sentenced to five years imprisonment for giving a compact disk about Christianity to his neighbor, trial observers say.
 

Algeria Orders Closure Of Protestant Churches

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Algerian authorities have ordered the closure of seven Protestant churches in Algeria's Bejaia region on charges of "disobeying a law regulating worship" and Christians on Thursday, May 26, feared more prosecution in the overwhelmingly-Muslim nation, church officials said.

Algeria Detains Christians In Conversion Row, Group Says

By BosNewsLife Africa Service ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Algerian Christians are to appear in court on charges of "proselytizing", or attempted conversion, and "blasphemy" that could carry a five year prison sentence, a Christian rights group said Monday, April 25.

Algerian Christians Appeal Against Prison Sentence

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Four Christian men of a small Protestant church in Algeria are appealing a court decision to hand them suspended prison sentences for worshiping without a state permission, BosNewsLife established Monday, December 27.

Algeria Releases Christians Held For “Insulting Islam” On Ramadan

By Joseph C. DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- An Algerian court has acquitted two Christians of breaking the Ramadan fast despite the prosecution's demand that they be punished for "insulting Islam," BosNewsLife learned Sunday, October 16.

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