Islamists Burn, Loot Algerian Church

By BosNewsLife Africa Service
arton148275-37f9fALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Islamists burned and looted a Protestant church in northern Algeria in an attack that was fueled by violence against Christians elsewhere in the Muslim and Arab world, church officials said Monday, January 11.

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 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 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.

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.

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 Christians Prosecuted For Eating During Ramadan

By Joseph C. DeCaro, BosNewsLife Special Correspondent with BosNewsLife Africa Service
AIN EL HAMMAN, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Two Christian construction workers are on trial in Algeria for not observing the Muslim fast of Ramadan, BosNewsLife learned Wednesday, September 22.

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...

Massive New Year and Christmas Attacks In Arab World, Africa, Asia

By BosNewsLife Center with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos iraq_cristiani_1_(400_x_280)BAGHDAD/CAIRO/BEIJING (BosNewsLife)-- Rights investigators said Wednesday, January 13, there has been "a surge ofattacks" against Christians since December, with deaths, detentions and destruction reported in the Arab world, Africa and Asia.

Algeria Mob Prevents Protestant Church Services

By BosNewsLife Africa Service with BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos ALGIERS, ALGERIA (BosNewsLife)-- Tensions remained high in a northern Algerian city Monday, January 3, after a Muslim mob reportedly prevented Christian converts from holding a Christmas service and threatened to kill their church pastor.

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