WorldWatch: Updates on theGlobal Church

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Christians Face Opposition in North Africa

A North African nation is cracking down on Christian churches.

It's happening in the Algerian capital city of Algiers.

Compass News Direct reports that six months ago the country began enforcing a restrictive law against believers.

Many Christians have since been thrown in jail and some churches have been closed.

An Algerian evangelist says one of the reasons for the crackdown is the government is "afraid of what God is doing in Algeria."

Korea's Leader Calls for Service and Prayer

South Korea's new president addressed the 40th annual National Prayer Breakfast in Seoul this month.

President Myeing-Park Lee took office this year.

Lee is a Christian and an elder at his home church.

He told the gathering of 4,000 believers that Korea can overcome challenges like the world financial crisis and high oil prices by trusting in God.

Lee also called on churches to serve society and he asked for prayer to lead the country.

Christian Movement Heads to D.C.

Christian leaders came to the U.S. capitol this week to make plans for "The Call D.C."

They're expecting one million young people will come together in August to fast and pray for the nation.

Organizers say this time of seeking God is key is to transforming the culture.

"My vision is that this event will be multiracial, multicultural than ever before, but that people will carry a torch of prayer back home that will start as a catalyst what will be a great awakening in our nation," Bishop Harry Jackson of Hope Christian Church said.

"We live in a very tumultuous time," Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said. "If there were ever a time that Christians needed to be praying, needed to be seeking God, and being alert to what is taking place around us, it's now."

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