Assessing Freedom of Religion or Belief in Algeria – Webinar

The World Evangelical Alliance, jointly with the World Council of Churches, Open Doors International, Middle East Concern, and the Religious Freedom Institute, organized a webinar on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) in Algeria, on 14 October 2022 ahead of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session of Algeria in November 2022. Our webinar highlighted challenges to Freedom of Religion or Belief. It provided recommendations for the Algerian Government to increase access to this right more broadly for its citizens, including religious minorities such as Ahmadis, Christians, Ibadi Muslims, Jews, and Shia Muslims.


  • Pastor Salah Chalah, President, Protestant Church of Algeria.
  • Mr. Amjad Mahmood Khan, National Secretary for Public Affairs, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
  • Ms. Lena Abboud, Senior Manager for Research & Policy, Middle East Action Team, Religious Freedom Institute.

Moderated by Mr. Wissam al-Saliby, Director, Geneva Office of the World Evangelical Alliance.

Read our UPR report here: