The venue in Besançon was chosen because it is well served. “It is not the place that makes the church, it is the people who make it”, says the pastor.
The organisation asks authorities “to allow any religious organization to operate peacefully, free from monitoring and interference”.
The English Cemetery of Malaga was founded in 1831. Now it is open daily and has recovered its cultural activity.
In a UN Human Rights Council session, evangelicals ask Algeria “to allow re-opening of all churches and revise the ordinance on non-Muslim worship”. The government argues they do not comply with Algerian legislation.
Churches following Covid-19 secure guidelines, can hold more than six people in total. “We want to make Jesus known and do lots to help rebuild this nation”, the EAUK says.
The first Sunday of reopening was May 24, but several churches waited another week. “Returning was a mixture of feelings between joy and pain”, church members said.
Meanwhile in California, thousands of churches plan to restart public services on Pentecost Sunday, regardless of what the governor of the state says.
“These closures are a clear hindrance to the free practice and exercise of religion”, the politicians say in a letter to the Algerian President.