Articles tagged: Tajikistan
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.
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.
FROM FLYING KITES IN KABUL TO BEAMING THE GOSPEL IN PERSIAN
Mikael Tunér, Director of many SAT-7 PARS programs, had more adventures while growing up than most have in a lifetime. Here, he shares with SAT-7 staffer Lindsay Shaw how his eventful childhood in Afghanistan helped shape his heart for sharing the Good News in the Persian-speaking world.
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.
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.
POWERFUL RESPONSE TO PRAYER FROM SAT-7 PARS VIEWERS
A prayer shared live on SAT-7 PARS’ program Signal created a powerful dialogue between the channel and its viewers, when hundreds of messages poured in as a response.