Far from being only a place of transit, with the strengthening of borders and the lack of real migration policies, Morocco is a space where old and new migrations meet and confront each other. It offers a combination of mobility and anchorage, passages and facilities. This reconfiguration of the Moroccan migratory space has important consequences on the religious level, because it is often in periods of migration, exile and displacement that faith is anchored and strengthened, and sometimes finds new orientations. As with the question of Islam in Europe, Morocco is at a turning point where some people, accompanied by a political will and a spirit that can be described as “visionary”, decide to reconstruct a common religious narrative that is linked to the great biblical narrative.
The emergence of an informal Christian religious sector can be observed in particular in Rabat. House churches are developing in residential areas where a few dozen faithful gather to pray, discuss and exchange on life projects in and outside Morocco.
Without legal status, but tolerated by the neighbourhood when they are discreet, these churches for the large majorité́ Congolese initiative are led by “migrant pastors” who, when they prepare to leave, hand over their charge to a successor.