Articles tagged: Iran
WORLD REFUGEE DAY: IRANIAN CHRISTIANS “IN EXILE”
“Iranian Christian refugees feel they are living in exile,” says Reza Jafari, Presenter of the SAT-7 PARS live program Signal. In this blog written for World Refugee Day (20 June), Reza shares how the challenges Iranian Christians face do not end when they leave Iran, and how SAT-7 PARS is a lifeline to them.
A year with COVID-19: Iranians speak out
The Coronavirus pandemic has taken lives, damaged economies, changed circumstances and created much uncertainty across the world. Christian viewers of SAT-7 PARS in Iran have shared how their faith in Christ is supporting them one year on.
Witnessing the triumph of light over darkness in Iran
On Yalda’s eve (21 December), the longest night of the year, Iranians traditionally gather with friends and family to celebrate the winter solstice and the victory of light over darkness. Iranian Christians, however, have witnessed the triumph of the light of Christ over the darkness of suffering over and over in this challenging year.
FATHERHOOD – WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT?
As Omeed Jouyande waved goodbye to his son, dropping him off at university, he was struck by the meaning of fatherhood in Christian life. As the world marks Universal Children’s Day, Iranian Christian and SAT-7 PARS staff member Omeed shares his insights in this special blog.
TRADING STIGMA FOR HOPE: MENTAL HEALTH IN TAJIKISTAN
After struggling with mental health issues, both Dr Isana and Inna* experienced healing and found peace in Jesus Christ. Now, the SAT-7 PARS presenters seek to improve awareness of mental health issues in Tajikistan, and witness to God’s hope, through a new program in the Tajik dialect of Persian.
IRANIAN WOMEN – SERVING GOD FROM HOUSE CHURCH TO PRISON
When 13 Iranian Christians were recently arrested in three different cities in Iran, at least four women were among them. As Iranian women play a vital ministry role even under threat of arrest, Mojdeh*, who spent 40 days in prison in Iran, encourages SAT-7 PARS viewers with how God’s “utterly tangible presence” sustained her there.
SAT-7 PARS RESPONDS TO ISOLATED VIEWERS’ NEEDS
In response to the coronavirus measures implemented in the UK, the SAT-7 PARS studios in London were forced to close at short notice. However, through home studios and social media, the channel remained in touch with viewers, and this week live programs will resume their broadcasts.