Articles tagged: Afghanistan
SAT-7 PARS RAISES AWARENESS OF CHALLENGES FACED BY IRANIAN AND AFGHAN WOMEN
“Since the Taliban takeover, girls in my homeland have been deprived of the most basic freedoms such as education and sport,” shares Mariam*, a SAT-7 PARS viewer from Afghanistan. The challenges of women in Iran and Afghanistan have increased dramatically in the past year, and SAT-7 PARS continues to support and empower them in their desire for change and freedom.
SAT-7 LAUNCHES CHURCH4AFGHANISTAN
On 2 November, SAT-7’s Persian-language channel SAT-7 PARS launched a new social media initiative, Church4Afghanistan, comprising of a new brand and a live program.
FAITH AND FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
“My life is not safe. It wasn’t safe when I was in Afghanistan, and it isn’t even now that I am in [another country].” These words from a SAT-7 PARS viewer came in response to an episode of Insiders that explored the importance of press freedom.
A CHALLENGING YEAR: SAT-7 VIEWERS SHARE ON-THE-GROUND EXPERIENCES IN AFGHANISTAN
“Hunger, famine, and unemployment are gathering momentum. Most people would be happy to die, but my hope is in the Lord,” writes Amin*, a man from Afghanistan. A year since the country’s previous government collapsed and the Taliban took control, SAT-7 PARS’ Afghan viewers are providing a window into the challenges they face every day, while also speaking of their shared hope in Christ.
FROM VENGEANCE TO FORGIVENESS: AN AFGHAN MAN’S TRANSFORMATION
“Perhaps many people may ask, ‘How is it possible for an Afghan man to become a Christian?’” queries Soroush, who was once bent on violence and vengeance. Now a pastor, Soroush shares his testimony on SAT-7 PARS live program Signal, in hope that God will use his story of transformation to touch the lives and hearts of viewers facing enormous challenges in Afghanistan and Iran today.
AN AFGHAN MAN’S LONGING FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF
Since August 2021, Elham,* a man living in Afghanistan, has been in contact with the SAT-7 PARS Viewer Support team, who have walked virtually with him through the turmoil of Taliban control in Afghanistan and Elham’s ongoing search for truth and freedom.
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.