We are SAT-7
We support the Christians of the Middle East and North Africa in their Christian witness and lives. We beam the Good News of the Kingdom of God straight into people’s homes, into the centre of family life. We deliver Christian media for the Middle East and North Africa.
We make God’s love visible.
PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
In this edition of INSIGHT you can read about how God is using SAT-7 to transform the lives of people on the move through the love and hope held out to them in the Gospel of Christ.
SHOWING AT-RISK WOMEN IN TÜRKIYE THEIR TRUE WORTH
As Turkish society continues to be shocked by high numbers of femicides, SAT-7 is reaching out to vulnerable women with a simple message: you are not alone. A second series of a powerful program offering support to them has launched, one year on from Türkiye’s troubling withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
NEW LIGHT ON THE PATH FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
SAT-7 ARABIC is helping young people turn to God and find connection amid struggle and isolation through the third season of its New Light program. It also aims to help young people learn how to think critically about various life issues using Christian values.
REMEMBERING REV. MEHDI DIBAJ, AN IRANIAN PASTOR KILLED FOR HIS FAITH
The 1990s were one of the most difficult decades for Iran’s small but growing church, as several leaders were martyred for the sake of their faith and their desire to share God’s message of salvation, hope, and love. In a powerful interview on SAT-7 PARS program Insiders, Issa Dibaj spoke of the life and example of his father, the Rev. Mehdi Dibaj, as he followed in the footsteps of Christ.
Refugees: Being heard, finding hope
Many displaced people have desperate needs for spiritual support and practical help. Yet so often they are not crushed by their hardships, and even have impressive and inspiring stories to tell. This year SAT-7 is marking World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June by sharing their stories and how our programs and projects are supporting them.
NEW FESTIVAL NURTURES FILM-MAKING THAT CHANGES LIVES
Film can change the way we understand and look at life. This is the thinking behind SAT-7’s use of drama in productions like Backstage and a forthcoming TV film, Toxic, whose characters are looking for healing from the various forms of rejection and violence they have experienced. It is also one of the reasons for SAT-7’s support for a new short film competition for young Christian film-makers in Egypt and the Arab World.
SAT-7 KIDS program receives Special Mention at youth television awards
The SAT-7 KIDS team are honoured to have received a Special mention at the 2022 Prix Jeunesse International Festival, which was held on 10-15 June in Munich, Germany. The program Story in the Attic was among the finalists in the “Fiction for Ages 11-15″ category, and was also a finalist for the festival’s Gender Equity Prize.
Dare to Believe! out now
Terence Ascott, SAT-7’s Founder, new book Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East is out now.
“This is a story of Christian faith, courage and perseverance which needs to be heard. It is at times heart-breaking and at times heart-warming. It is a story filled with pain, love and undying hope. If you have ever wondered what the Gospel of Christ means in a harsh world, this story is for you.” – Stephen Green, Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint (United Kingdom)