Articles tagged: coronavirus
ALGERIAN BELIEVERS ENCOURAGED TO “REST IN THE LORD”
As Algerian Christians face great uncertainty, including whether shuttered churches will be allowed to reopen, a new SAT-7 ARABIC program in the Kabyle dialect encourages them to rest in the unchanging, unchangeable love of God.
LOOKING BACK ON CAIRO’S STRANGE SUMMER
As countries around the world adapt to post-lockdown life, SAT-7 Egypt journalist Mary Joseph reflects on an unusual summer in Cairo, where the usually bustling streets went still. While many Egyptians flocked to beaches, those who stayed in Cairo faced a strange new reality – and for Mary, the only comfort to be found was in the Church.
AS PANDEMIC HIT HOME, FAITH STOOD FIRM IN EGYPT
As hearts around the world are broken for Beirut, many also continue to struggle with COVID-19. Andrew Gamal, SAT-7 Producer and Audio Studio Manager, shares the story of his father’s recovery from COVID-19, and how his drive to show Christ’s hope to struggling viewers kept him going during the pandemic, Egypt’s lockdown, and his father’s life-threatening illness.
SAT-7’S POWER TO BYPASS LOCKDOWN OPENS NEW PARTNERSHIPS
During COVID-19 lockdowns, SAT-7’s ability to resource and encourage viewers in their own homes became vital as on-the-ground organisations were forced to scale back. Nicoletta Michael, SAT-7’s Development Manager, shares how new partnerships have developed and how working together can maximise the impact of all.
Heart-Winning Drama Tackles Prejudice, Promotes Rights
A new SAT-7 ARABIC drama will promote women’s and minority rights among millions of viewers in the Middle East. By allowing them to identify with those who are different, Backstage will encourage the tolerance that is greatly needed as new, coronavirus-related human rights abuses hit the region’s most marginalised people.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY SPOTLIGHTS REFUGEES’ PANDEMIC PLIGHT
The words of a father who says “If my children get sick, I don’t know where I’d turn” on SAT-7 spotlight the impossible conditions facing refugees during the coronavirus pandemic. This World Refugee Day (20 June), please pray for refugees in the Middle East, who remain at risk and in need even as restrictions are eased in some countries.
LIFE-ENHANCING MUSIC EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May) celebrates the peace-building role of culture, including music. During Covid-19, the innovative SAT-7 KIDS program Rhythm and Melody brings this and many more benefits of music education direct to children – the Middle East’s future peacemakers.
sat-7 helps stem a rising tide of domestic violence
With several Middle Eastern countries documenting a rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic, SAT-7 ARABIC and SAT-7 TÜRK address this deadly trend. By speaking out on a taboo issue and helping families manage emotions, the programs contribute to prevention while offering vital support to victims.