Algeria bore the brunt of multiple human rights denigrations at yesterday’s virtual United Nations meeting. Criticisms ranged from refugee camp violations to forcible church closures.
“All Protestant churches that were officially recognized at one point in time are now closed in Algeria. Recently, the government allowed other religions to reopen their places of worship, yet they have denied the applications by Protestant churches to reopen,” TransWorld Radio (TWR)’s Nathan Anderson says,
Following Christ leads to trouble in this North African nation. More about that here. Church used to be a place of respite, but now that’s gone, too.
“[Gathering at church] was their opportunity to engage with one another; talk and learn from the Lord, and learn from each other and fellowship. It’s been a very difficult time,” Anderson says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray the campaign against Algerian Christians will cease, and pray churches can reopen.
- Ask the Lord to encourage His followers in Algeria.
- Pray those responsible for the persecution of Christians will know the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the forgiveness and new life offered by Jesus.