Articles tagged: Iran
Witnessing the triumph of light over darkness in Iran
On Yalda’s eve (21 December), the longest night of the year, Iranians traditionally gather with friends and family to celebrate the winter solstice and the victory of light over darkness. Iranian Christians, however, have witnessed the triumph of the light of Christ over the darkness of suffering over and over in this challenging year.
FATHERHOOD – WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT?
As Omeed Jouyande waved goodbye to his son, dropping him off at university, he was struck by the meaning of fatherhood in Christian life. As the world marks Universal Children’s Day, Iranian Christian and SAT-7 PARS staff member Omeed shares his insights in this special blog.
TRADING STIGMA FOR HOPE: MENTAL HEALTH IN TAJIKISTAN
After struggling with mental health issues, both Dr Isana and Inna* experienced healing and found peace in Jesus Christ. Now, the SAT-7 PARS presenters seek to improve awareness of mental health issues in Tajikistan, and witness to God’s hope, through a new program in the Tajik dialect of Persian.
IRANIAN WOMEN – SERVING GOD FROM HOUSE CHURCH TO PRISON
When 13 Iranian Christians were recently arrested in three different cities in Iran, at least four women were among them. As Iranian women play a vital ministry role even under threat of arrest, Mojdeh*, who spent 40 days in prison in Iran, encourages SAT-7 PARS viewers with how God’s “utterly tangible presence” sustained her there.
SAT-7 PARS RESPONDS TO ISOLATED VIEWERS’ NEEDS
In response to the coronavirus measures implemented in the UK, the SAT-7 PARS studios in London were forced to close at short notice. However, through home studios and social media, the channel remained in touch with viewers, and this week live programs will resume their broadcasts.
POWERFUL RESPONSE TO PRAYER FROM SAT-7 PARS VIEWERS
A prayer shared live on SAT-7 PARS’ program Signal created a powerful dialogue between the channel and its viewers, when hundreds of messages poured in as a response.
SAT-7 PARS Takes The Fight Against FGM To Iran
Following the death of 14-year-old Egyptian Nada Abdul Maksoud, SAT-7 continues to call for an end to the life-destroying practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). As we mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM (6 Feb), SAT-7 adds Iran – where few are aware that it is practiced – to its advocacy audience, opening up a conversation that could save lives.