RAISING AWARENESS OF RESTRICTION OF GIRLS UNDER THE TALIBAN
Zahra M. an Iranian journalist and social activist who recently travelled to Afghanistan was interviewed live on SAT-7 PARS program Insiders to raise awareness of the current situation of women and girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Zahra’s words and our viewer’s testimonies are a stark reminder of the rights and freedom of girls being severely restricted in the country while the world marks International Day of the Girl Child today, on 11 October.
VIEWERS’ PRAYER REQUESTS HIGHLIGHT DIRE COVID-19 CRISIS IN IRAN
In the past month, SAT-7 PARS’ Audience Relations team has received numerous heart-rending messages from viewers in Iran, reaching out to the team seeking prayer, support, and encouragement. The Audience Relations team speaks God’s Word into these situations, continuing to be a vital support that viewers can turn to in their hour of need.
THE CRY FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN
“We don’t want to be subject to this rule – we want to have freedom!” is the cry from an Afghan woman on SAT-7 PARS as women, children, and minorities including Christians face a dire threat to their safety, their rights, and their future.
LOOKING TO IRAN FOR GOD’S HOPE FOR AFGHANISTAN
Christians in Afghanistan face an existential threat from the Taliban. Rev. Tat Stewart recalls when Iranian Christians also feared they would be wiped out, 40 years ago – and how the years since have proven “the gates of hell cannot prevail”. He shares how the story of the Iranian Church can give us hope, in God, for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
AN AFGHAN PASTOR’S PRAYER FOR HIS COUNTRY
Faced with heartbreaking events such as those in Afghanistan, it is easy to wonder just how we can pray. To help guide your prayers, we hand over to Afghan church leader Shoaib, and he in turn prays the way our Father taught us: through the Lord’s prayer. Please pray with us now for Afghanistan.
SAT-7 CALLS FOR PRAYER AS AFGHAN CHRISTIANS FEAR THE FUTURE
“Our friends, our brothers and sisters in Christ in Afghanistan, are telling us how afraid they are – that their lives will be snuffed out. It is a very dire situation,” says Mikael Tunér, a SAT-7 PARS Partner. Following the shocking Taliban takeover, SAT-7 calls for prayer as the channel responds with intercession and special programming to support viewers.
SAT-7’s First Broadcast
As SAT-7 turns 25, Founder and President Dr Terence Ascott looks back on its beginnings. In this excerpt from his upcoming book Dare to Believe!, Dr Ascott recalls the landmark day of SAT-7’s very first broadcast.