Articles tagged: Afghanistan
THE CRY FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN
“We don’t want to be subject to this rule – we want to have freedom!” is the cry from an Afghan woman on SAT-7 PARS as women, children, and minorities including Christians face a dire threat to their safety, their rights, and their future.
LOOKING TO IRAN FOR GOD’S HOPE FOR AFGHANISTAN
Christians in Afghanistan face an existential threat from the Taliban. Rev. Tat Stewart recalls when Iranian Christians also feared they would be wiped out, 40 years ago – and how the years since have proven “the gates of hell cannot prevail”. He shares how the story of the Iranian Church can give us hope, in God, for our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan.
AN AFGHAN PASTOR’S PRAYER FOR HIS COUNTRY
Faced with heartbreaking events such as those in Afghanistan, it is easy to wonder just how we can pray. To help guide your prayers, we hand over to Afghan church leader Shoaib, and he in turn prays the way our Father taught us: through the Lord’s prayer. Please pray with us now for Afghanistan.
URGENT PRAYER NEEDED FOR “TERRIFIED” CHRISTIANS IN AFGHANISTAN
SAT-7 calls for urgent prayer for Afghanistan, especially for Christians who fear torture and execution and are asking fellow believers to be their voice. “People are terrified, everyone is afraid,” one Christian girl says. “I am only 16 years old and cannot take what is happening around me. I’m crying out to God right now.”
SAT-7 CALLS FOR PRAYER AS AFGHAN CHRISTIANS FEAR THE FUTURE
“Our friends, our brothers and sisters in Christ in Afghanistan, are telling us how afraid they are – that their lives will be snuffed out. It is a very dire situation,” says Mikael Tunér, a SAT-7 PARS Partner. Following the shocking Taliban takeover, SAT-7 calls for prayer as the channel responds with intercession and special programming to support viewers.
PRAY FOR AFGHANISTAN AS FIGHTING INTENSIFIES
SAT-7 appeals for prayer as tens of thousands of Afghan families attempt to escape the fighting between the insurgents and Afghan military, currently living in fear of what a return to Taliban control after 20 years might mean in their districts and cities.
AFGHAN PRESENTER SPEAKS OF FEAR AND HOPE AS TROOPS WITHDRAW
Afghan pastor and presenter Shoaib Ebadi shares how locals fear the impact on their safety and human rights as the United States and NATO forces withdraw from Afghanistan. Despite this, Pastor Shoaib is heartened by his faith and by the strength of Afghanistan’s young people – and he calls for unity at this crucial moment.
THE LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES SPEAK TO PERSIAN BELIEVERS
SAT-7 PARS’ latest documentary Seven Letters delves into the Book of Revelation, unpacking its letters to persecuted, struggling Christians in the seven ancient churches. Filmed in Turkey among the ruins of the seven churches, the program helps make Jesus known to the persecuted Church in Iran and Afghanistan today.