Articles tagged: Covid-19
LOOKING BACK ON CAIRO’S STRANGE SUMMER
As countries around the world adapt to post-lockdown life, SAT-7 Egypt journalist Mary Joseph reflects on an unusual summer in Cairo, where the usually bustling streets went still. While many Egyptians flocked to beaches, those who stayed in Cairo faced a strange new reality – and for Mary, the only comfort to be found was in the Church.
AS PANDEMIC HIT HOME, FAITH STOOD FIRM IN EGYPT
As hearts around the world are broken for Beirut, many also continue to struggle with COVID-19. Andrew Gamal, SAT-7 Producer and Audio Studio Manager, shares the story of his father’s recovery from COVID-19, and how his drive to show Christ’s hope to struggling viewers kept him going during the pandemic, Egypt’s lockdown, and his father’s life-threatening illness.
Heart-Winning Drama Tackles Prejudice, Promotes Rights
A new SAT-7 ARABIC drama will promote women’s and minority rights among millions of viewers in the Middle East. By allowing them to identify with those who are different, Backstage will encourage the tolerance that is greatly needed as new, coronavirus-related human rights abuses hit the region’s most marginalised people.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY SPOTLIGHTS REFUGEES’ PANDEMIC PLIGHT
The words of a father who says “If my children get sick, I don’t know where I’d turn” on SAT-7 spotlight the impossible conditions facing refugees during the coronavirus pandemic. This World Refugee Day (20 June), please pray for refugees in the Middle East, who remain at risk and in need even as restrictions are eased in some countries.
LIFE-ENHANCING MUSIC EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May) celebrates the peace-building role of culture, including music. During Covid-19, the innovative SAT-7 KIDS program Rhythm and Melody brings this and many more benefits of music education direct to children – the Middle East’s future peacemakers.
sat-7 helps stem a rising tide of domestic violence
With several Middle Eastern countries documenting a rise in domestic abuse during the pandemic, SAT-7 ARABIC and SAT-7 TÜRK address this deadly trend. By speaking out on a taboo issue and helping families manage emotions, the programs contribute to prevention while offering vital support to victims.
TURKISH PASTOR SHARES ABOUT SAT-7 TÜRK’S VITAL SUPPORT OF THE CHURCH
Cem Erçin, Pastor of Istanbul Immanuel Protestant Church and SAT-7 TÜRK Presenter of Essence of the Gospel and co-host of Let’s Talk, shares his unique insights into how SAT-7 TÜRK continues to support the Turkish Church during the pandemic.
NEW SAT-7 ARABIC PROGRAM TELLS VIEWERS “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”
You Are Not Alone brings much-needed spiritual encouragement and solidarity to viewers struggling with the loneliness, anxiety, and grief caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Broadcasting three times weekly, the new program shares uplifting stories of hope and “helpers”, along with a devotion to help viewers fix their eyes on Jesus.