Articles tagged: persecution
IRANIAN CHRISTIAN REFLECTS ON FARSHID FATHI’S “POWERFUL HOPE”
For Omeed Jouyandé, the words of pastor Farshid Fathi are both an inspiration and a challenge to radical hope. Following the pastor’s appearance on SAT-7 PARS to give his testimony of imprisonment in Iran, Omeed shares his response as a fellow Iranian believer – describing Farshid as a living testament to God’s promises fulfilled.
GATHERING OUR STRENGTH TO BELIEVE IN CHANGE FOR MID-EAST CHRISTIANS
As turmoil continues across the world, Phil Hilditch, Faith and Development Specialist with the SAT-7 International team, shares his reflections on our role as Christians and the everlasting encouragement and call to action we have been given by God.
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.
SPEAKING GOD’S LOVE INTO VIOLENCE IN IRAN
A wave of protests erupted across Iran in November, sparked by an increase in the cost and rationing of fuel. Internet access was cut, and over 200 people were killed when the protests were met with violence. SAT-7 viewers have been sharing their worries, fears and prayers with the Audience Relations team, who have been available 24/7.
FINDING FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS
Alborz’s* life was devastated when his 25-year-old brother was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Consumed with hate, Alborz spent years seeking revenge, but it was only through forgiving his brothers killers that he found true healing.
SPEAKING OUT ABOUT SUICIDE
Suicide affects people everywhere, regardless of wealth, privilege, or education. SAT-7 PARS program Insiders explores this deeply emotive topic.
A MOTHER’S PRAYER FOR IRAN’S YOUTH
Being a mother can be challenging in the best of circumstances. Katayun*, a believer in Christ, has deep concerns for her daughter and the young people of Iran.