Articles tagged: social impact
BEREAVED MOTHER SHARES STORY OF CHRIST’S COMFORT
An Egyptian mother was plunged into despair by her son’s sudden death. But in her darkest moments, Jesus comforted her in the most powerful way. Sharing her story with SAT-7 ARABIC viewers, the woman revealed how God turned her sorrow and struggle to joy and fulfilment.
“FAMILY BREAKDOWN ISN’T JUST WHEN SOMEONE LEAVES HOME”
Imagine living in a home dominated by conflict, where beatings are common and there is fear when the door opens and a family member approaches. Many in the Persian-speaking world struggle with broken relationships in their families and within society at large.
HEALING THE WOUNDS OF DIVISION
The conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are seldom out of the headlines. But the social issues that can contribute to violence – such as deep-seated division and lack of tolerance – often simmer below the surface.
ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO PRESS FORWARD
In line with the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018 was “Press for Progress,” SAT-7’s Needle and New Thread program shares stories of women who have persevered and reached their goals through the support and encouragement of their mentors, including men.
HELPING ARAB MEN SOW SEEDS OF CHANGE
In Egypt, “effendi” is an old-fashioned Arabic term that can describe a husband who is “master” of the house and over his wife. With the new men’s talk show Effendi, SAT-7 is helping Middle Eastern men find an alternative, Christ-centred model for family life.
TACKLING VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS
SAT-7 ACADEMY often addresses hard-hitting issues that challenge cultural norms in Middle Eastern and North African societies. Violence in School tackles teachers using violence to discipline students as well as bullying and aggressive behaviour between pupils.
REFORMING ATTITUDES TO DISABILITY
“Thank you, Lord, for changing the bitterness in my life to singing.” 28-year-old Waheed Ata broke into this spontaneous and heartfelt prayer as he shared his life story with viewers of SAT-7 ARABIC’s program, Reforming.