Articles tagged: Middle East and North Africa
WHAT WESTERN CHRISTIANS CAN LEARN FROM THEIR BROTHERS IN THE EAST
Everyday experiences of isolation are something that all of us have become familiar with since the arrival of COVID-19. Middle East and North African (MENA) nations have been affected too, although isolation in other ways is a daily reality that many of the region’s Christians know only too well. Cairo-born George Makeen, SAT-7’s Arabic Channels Programming Director, explains how this isolation came about, how media is overcoming it, and what Christians in the West can learn from their brothers and sisters.
SURVIVING THE ISOLATION PERIOD DURING EASTER
As churches in the MENA region remained closed during the most spiritual time of the year – Lent and Easter – SAT-7 ARABIC is providing supportive programming to help viewers stay connected to the church.
Opening Worlds Of Learning For A Trapped Generation
Many Middle Eastern youth feel hopeless or trapped. Without quality education or job opportunities, personal growth can seem impossible. But as viewers follow the exciting story in Talking Heads, an innovative new cartoon, they will learn to see their own great potential – while also receiving a rounded education.
HELPING KIDS SEEK GOD – AND FIND THEIR PASSIONS
Like their peers worldwide, preteens in the MENA go through a whirlwind of change. But in this time of upheaval, youngsters are incredibly open to personal growth. With SpaceNet, an innovative new show, SAT-7 KIDS will help them draw near to God, explore His world, and begin to find their own unique, positive paths through life.
ALGERIAN WOMEN LEARN ABOUT GOD’S FORGIVENESS
A new program, Who Am I?, reaches out to Algerian women, helping them to draw encouragement, and enrich their relationship with Christ, through stories of women in the Bible. The latest episode featured a story of a woman who sinned and felt condemned, until she experienced God’s mercy and forgiveness.
THE CHURCH THAT FORGAVE ITS ENEMIES
SAT-7’s live services from Resurrection Church in Beirut are a blessing to thousands of Middle Eastern believers. But when the church began helping Syrian refugees, its members found they needed healing themselves – and the Holy Spirit worked powerfully, turning their anger and pain to forgiveness.
PEACE BUILDING INITIATIVES ON SAT-7 ARABIC
Bold initiatives are taking place in Lebanon to build peace between Christians and Muslims in the land of the cedar tree. Dr Martin Accad speaks on SAT-7 ARABIC’s program On the Go about the initiative Bread and Salt which aims to promote acceptance and appreciation between the two faiths.
SYRIAN CHRISTIANS STAND STRONG
Through all the pain their country has endured, Syrian believers have been sustained by their steadfast faith. Months after ISIS militants were driven from the last of their territory, Christians gathered in Damascus to praise God. The special thanksgiving event was broadcast live on SAT-7 ARABIC, encouraging viewers across the region.