Articles tagged: Afghanistan
Our sisters deserve life to the full
Iranians have recently been shocked by the news of two “honour killings” of women, including one believed to have been killed for her faith in Christ. Iranian Christian Omeed Jouyandé explains how Iran’s laws reinforce the discrimination that can underly these crimes, and how SAT-7 PARS offers an alternative in the Christian message of freedom.
HONOURING MARGINALISED WOMEN IN IRAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND TAJIKISTAN
SAT-7 PARS’ live women’s program Insiders is challenging culturally accepted actions and behaviour that restrict women’s rights and lives in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, and reinforce the notion of women as second-class citizens. A special episode of Insiders broadcast on Women’s Day, 8 March, will highlight the role of women as heads of households and as breadwinners.
AFGHAN MOTHER SPEAKS OF HOPE IN CHRIST DESPITE EXTREME ISOLATION
Afia*, a Christian mother in Afghanistan, reached out in response to the hopeful messages on SAT-7 PARS’ program Golden Advice: Jungle of Golpand. Afia says that since the Taliban regained control of the country, six months ago, as a Christian and a woman she is “isolated as though diseased” – and yet she is sustained by Christ. Please pray for Afia and her children as you read her story.
WOMEN FIND “NEW IDENTITY” IN CHRIST
In Persian societies, a woman’s identity is often defined only in relation to their father or husband. Women can face devastating social challenges and a lack of rights. Now, the SAT-7 PARS program New Identity is helping Persian-speaking women discover and explore their true identities in Christ as beloved ones of God.
ADVENT: YOUR KINGDOM COME
The Taliban’s swift takeover of Afghanistan earlier this year left the world reeling with shock and fear. In response, Afghan pastor and SAT-7 presenter Shoaib Ebadi turned to the Lord’s Prayer for his country and its Church. Today, simply join him in his prayer:
ADVENT: THE LION OF JUDAH
When the wait for justice and righteousness in the world seems unending, where do we turn? In her times of sadness, Hengameh Borji, Iranian presenter of SAT-7 women’s program Insiders, reminds herself of the ultimate kingship of Christ:
GOD’S HAND AT WORK IN AFGHANISTAN
“We can see that God is working in Afghanistan through the messages we receive from viewers, which often bring tears to our eyes,” shares Panayiotis Keenan, Executive Director of SAT-7 PARS. Amazingly, despite all they have faced since the Taliban takeover, SAT-7 PARS viewers are experiencing transformation in God.
SAT-7 PARS BROADCASTS THE GOSPEL OF PEACE TO AFGHANISTAN
Fear and hopelessness are casting a shadow over the lives of people living in Afghanistan. SAT-7 PARS’ Afghan presenters, Pastor Shoaib Ebadi and Assistant Pastor Noorullah Noor, seek to speak light, hope, and peace into the darkness that people are experiencing in Afghanistan.