Articles tagged: blog
MAY THIS CHRISTMAS BE A NEW BEGINNING
The Egyptian people are facing youth unemployment, widespread poverty, an unstable economy and continuing human rights violations. But Egypt is also home to the Middle East’s largest Christian population – and despite violent attacks in recent years, the Egyptian Church is faithful and thriving.
CELEBRATING A TURKISH CHRISTMAS
Executive Assistant Annamaria shares what a Turkish Christmas is like: from the celebrations of churches in Istanbul to the general approach to Christian festivities from the wider population.
CROSSING BORDERS, JOINING HEARTS
When George Makeen found himself in a sticky situation during an Egypt-Algeria football match, it revealed to him the power of Jesus to bring people together. In his new blog post, the SAT-7 ARABIC Programming Director shares his joy over how SAT-7’s North African programs are doing the same for lonely believers.
SHARING GOD’S LOVE OVER CULTURAL CONVENTIONS
When Iranians meet, the time we spend greeting and exchanging polite pleasantries can seem extensive – especially to someone from a European culture. The process then repeats saying goodbye on the doorstep, where whole new conversations on brand new topics are enjoyed well into the night.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT ON THE STREETS OF EGYPT
The recent allegations of sexual harassment have sent ripples worldwide. The #metoo hashtag on social media united victims and supporters alike. My experience in Egypt, however, is that sexual harassment isn’t limited to the workspace but is loud and proud on the streets too.
“LITTLE SABAH, MY TEACHER AND MY HERO”
On a recent trip to Lebanon, Communications Officer Katerina Parpa visited a learning centre that uses SAT-7 ACADEMY’s educational programs to help refugee children thrive. Here she reflects on the experience and the heart-warming moments she shared with the Syrian and Iraqi children.
EMMANUEL, THE UNWANTED SIGN
As Christmas approaches, one cannot help but look around our region, and indeed the whole world, and wonder where the season’s peace and joy can be found.