Date: October 31, 2018
Four Algerian Christians from the same family are scheduled to appear in court on 6 November on charges of “inciting a Muslim to change religion”.
In July 2018, a 40-year-old Muslim woman whose husband had converted to Christianity filed a complaint against her husband and against a Christian family, accusing them of “pressuring her to become a Christian”. The Christian family had attempted to ease the conflict between the couple.
The Christian family members were first ordered to appear in court in the Kabylie region of northern Algeria on 9 October, but the hearing has now been postponed until November.
Conversion from Islam is not a criminal offence in Algeria, but those who witness to Muslims potentially face a five-year jail sentence. Under Algerian law, any action which “incites, constrains or utilises means of seduction tending to convert a Muslim to another religion” is illegal.
Please join us in prayer: Pray that the Lord who sets the oppressed free (Luke 4:18) will preserve the freedom of the Algerian Christian family and the man who recently became a follower of Christ. Pray that his wife’s eyes will be opened (Isaiah 35:5) to recognize Lord Jesus and that she will come to know and love Him for herself.