Articles tagged: Christian Faith
The Cost of Celebrating Pentecost
Pentecost has special significance for Somayeh*, because it was the day that she became a Christian. It was also the day, several years later, when she was arrested for worshipping Jesus. This was the start of a journey that led her to flee her home country of Iran and seek refuge in Turkey.
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN GENERATIONS
Traditional etiquette in Arab culture deems elders should be given the utmost respect. This mentality often means their opinions cannot be questioned – and it is creating a growing divide between generations.
GIVING HOPE TO HOPELESS YOUTH
Faced with devastating barriers to education, employment, and independence, many Middle Eastern young people desperately need hope. SAT-7’s impactful youth programs are pointing them to Jesus Christ – and the everlasting hope found in Him.
POINTING YOUTH TO A PURPOSE-FILLED LIFE
Nineteen-year-old Joy Basta is a presenter on the SAT-7 KIDS’ program A Riddle and a Story. Being raised a pastor’s son and surrounded by church community did not exempt Joy from negative pressures at school. He shares his experience and gives insight into the struggles of the region’s youth today.
BREAKING THE SEX EDUCATION TABOO
As in many parts of the world, sexual abuse is rife in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. To make this worse, sex education is taboo. Many young people are adrift in a sea of misinformation. The SAT-7 ARABIC program Speak Up is helping parents communicate with their teenage children to better protect them from harm.
TALKING YOUTH ISSUES OVER COFFEE
Socialising over hot beverages has been an integral part of Middle Eastern culture for centuries, since long before cafés first gained popularity in the Western world. SAT-7 is now showing two new youth programs that follow this tradition.
SURVEY REVEALS SAT-7 PARS’ LIFE-CHANGING IMPACT
A recent survey of SAT-7 PARS shows that large numbers of viewers are growing in their personal relationship with God by watching the channel. Almost 25 percent said they had committed to following Jesus, and over 60 percent said that SAT-7 PARS helped them grow their faith.*