Articles tagged: Algeria
CROSSING BORDERS, JOINING HEARTS
When George Makeen found himself in a sticky situation during an Egypt-Algeria football match, it revealed to him the power of Jesus to bring people together. In his new blog post, the SAT-7 ARABIC Programming Director shares his joy over how SAT-7’s North African programs are doing the same for lonely believers.
THE CHALLENGE OF PROGRESS IN NORTH AFRICA
In the region that sparked the “Arab Spring”, some momentous change has been achieved. But too often, lives remain blighted by inequality, poor education and illiteracy, and limited civic freedom. In the most extreme cases, vulnerable people in North Africa are being totally deprived of their human rights.
BIG CHURCH GROWTH IN ALGERIA DESPITE ADVERSITY
Producers Samia and Salah Kessai are no strangers to adversity – the church they attend recently reopened after months of enforced closure. But the couple, who make impactful SAT-7 programs on the ground in Algeria, refuse to lose heart. Their work is a vital support for those choosing to follow Christ.
FORGOTTEN HISTORY AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE
North Africa has a rich history. Christianity spread across the top of the region during the faith’s very earliest centuries. But few traces of this ancient presence now remain and today, believers face pressure, rejection, and even the threat of violence.
POLICE CLOSE CHURCH IN ALGERIA
SAT-7 friends and producers in Algeria have asked for prayer after their church was closed by the local authorities. The church in Aïn Turk, near the north-western town of Oran, was sealed off late 2017 by police, who claim it lacks state approval.
PRAISE IS NOT ENOUGH – WE MUST STUDY GOD’S WORD
Christians of the Middle East immigrated in search of better education, job opportunities, equality, personal freedoms, and the fundamental right to safety. A shrinking Christian population in the Middle East and North Africa is endangered – or is it?
THE CRY FROM A FIRST-GENERATION CHURCH
Whilst the growth of the Church in Algeria is exciting and encouraging, it also brings challenges and needs. SAT-7 is responding to these by broadcasting a range of programs to encourage and disciple Algerian believers.