There’s still time to advocate for persecuted Algerian Christians.
Although the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA) has gained official recognition with the government, individual churches seeking registration have failed to get this approval. A total of 25 individual EPA churches have not been granted official registration although they’ve applied through the appropriate channels. As a result, these Christian churches are still unprotected by the government and may be closed.
We also seek to advocate for persecuted individuals in Algeria. We are troubled by the April arrest of Karim Siaghi on charges of proselytism and blasphemy. He was sentenced to five years in prison and fined 200,000 Dinar (approx. $2,740) in May. His crime: giving a Christian CD to his neighbor. Karim was freed when he appealed the harsh sentence, but he may be picked up by the police at any time to serve his sentence.
Open Doors is asking you to join with us to defend Algerian Christians from oppressive government action. Please take a moment to send a message to Algerian Ambassador Baali asking him to discuss with Algerian authorities the need to rescind Ordinance 06-03 and to overturn Karim Siaghi’s sentence. Thank you for your prayers and support, and for taking time to advocate for Christians in Algeria!