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The Voice of the Martyrs learned this week that five Christians were sentenced in early June on charges related to preaching Christian doctrine and public order offences violating the country's law on religious practice. The sentences vary between one year in prison and a one year suspended sentence with a fine of 5000 DZD ($77 CAD).hands country

Ask God to give strength and courage to those who are imprisoned. Pray for the spread of the Gospel in Algeria despite government opposition.

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The Voice of the Martyrs Canada is equipping persecuted Christians in Algeria with biblical and theological training through the support of a seminary that provides contextually biblical and relevant training.

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Country Information


43,576,691 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Aran-Berber (99), European (<1)

Religions (%)
Muslim (99), Other, Christian and Jewish (<1)

Abdelmadjid Tebboune (Dec. 2019)

Government type
Presidential republic

Legal system
mix of French civil law and Islamic law

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Algeria

Pray that God will use the current restrictions to draw many more Algerians into a relationship with Christ. Pray for conversions to Jesus among the country’s powerful Islamist leaders.

Pray Algerian believers will respond to pressure with faith and perseverance.

Pray for the nation's young people, who make up a large percentage of the population in general, as well as the majority of Christians. May they not be frustrated or disillusioned but rather strengthened and encouraged in Christ Jesus.


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