There are just 129000 Christians in the whole of Algeria – i0.3% of the nation. Churches are allowed to exist, but only if they agree to the government’s rules. These rules ensure that churches cannot hold Bible studies, host foreign preachers or even run a Sunday school. Few churches agree to them. Female Christians from Muslim backgrounds are sometimes placed under house-arrest by their families In the Arab parts of the country, persecution is more severe and converts risk being killed. At No. 17 things are getting more dangerous.