Articles tagged: blog
Reflecting on Easter in Egypt as COVID continues
As I turned around to watch the procession of deacons and priests entering the church in celebration of Palm Sunday, it struck me how empty the church looked. With only a limited number allowed to attend the service, the church was at a quarter of its usual capacity.
A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: DR TERENCE ASCOTT REFLECTS
As we mark one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, life remains unrecognisable in much of the world. Dr Terence Ascott, Founder and President of SAT-7, reflects on how we should respond and maintain our spiritual and emotional health as followers of Christ.
FOLLOW THE WOMEN
Working from home due to the pandemic, Maia Woodward, Communications Manager at SAT-7, reflects on when she cycled for peace in 2004 with 250 women across the Middle East. This Women’s Day, Maia shares the stories of some of the remarkable women she met; Middle Eastern women who experienced pain and conflict, and yet still held on to hope.
Whose side are you on?
In this devotional, written by an Iranian Christian and shared in Farsi with SAT-7 PARS viewers, we reflect on a question that is so often asked of us in today’s world: whose side are we on? Through the lens of Joshua 5, our brother examines how our Christian faith can guide our answer to this question.
BLOG: GOD AND TOILETS
On World Toilet Day (19 November), SAT-7 Development Officer Phil Hilditch answers why the global community dedicates a day to this convenience, what it means to live without it, and why Christians should care for those who do.
Coronavirus in Egypt and the day WhatsApp caught fire
SAT-7 Egypt journalist Mary Joseph describes how the arrival of Coronavirus set light to social media and how SAT-7’s voice is being heard above the clamour while the country’s houses of worship are silenced.
AN ENCOUNTER WITH JOY
As protests, uprisings and instability continue in Lebanon, it is encouraging to hear that Christians – and especially young people – are leaning on God for their security and joy. SAT-7’s Katerina Parpa spoke with the aptly-named Joy Basta, a 21-year-old presenter on SAT-7 KIDS, about his first-hand experience of the upheaval and the faith that carries him through.
MAY THIS CHRISTMAS BE A NEW BEGINNING
The Egyptian people are facing youth unemployment, widespread poverty, an unstable economy and continuing human rights violations. But Egypt is also home to the Middle East’s largest Christian population – and despite violent attacks in recent years, the Egyptian Church is faithful and thriving.