Articles tagged: coronavirus
A year with COVID-19: Iranians speak out
The Coronavirus pandemic has taken lives, damaged economies, changed circumstances and created much uncertainty across the world. Christian viewers of SAT-7 PARS in Iran have shared how their faith in Christ is supporting them one year on.
SAT-7’S LEBANON TEAM OFFER SOLIDARITY IN HEALTHCARE CRISIS
Six months on from the Beirut blast, the pandemic is pushing Lebanon’s healthcare system, and its economy, to breaking point. SAT-7’s Beirut team have one message for their fellow Lebanese they deal with multiple overlapping crises: no matter their suffering, they are not alone, and God has not forgotten them.
IRANIAN CHILDREN’S HOPE FOR THE FUTURE – IN DRAWINGS
In the run-up to Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, the SAT-7 PARS program Hashtag launched a campaign to encourage young viewers to visualise a future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words – and these children’s drawings speak volumes of their hope for the future.
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.