Articles tagged: teenagers
Giving young people a voice
The Middle East and North Africa is one of the world’s youngest regions: those aged up to 24 comprise nearly half of the population – so ministering to children and young people is a key priority for SAT-7.
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.
SYRIAN BOY: SAT-7 WORSHIP SONGS HELPED ME DURING KIDNAPPING
Jad*, a 17-year-old Syrian boy, called in to SAT-7 KIDS to tell his favourite presenter how much the channel’s programs mean to him. When he was displaced and kidnapped by militants in 2015, Jad says, recalling songs from a sing-along worship show brought him comfort.
TEENAGERS FIND HOPE OF CHRIST IN NEW PROGRAM HASHTAG
SAT-7 PARS released a new live program for Farsi speaking teens called Hashtag. Parastoo, the host and producer of Hashtag, wanted to develop a teen program that was fun and educational, sharing Biblical truth that brings hope into their lives.
BRINGING HOPE TO THE NEXT GENERATION
Parastoo Poortaheri, from Iran, is the Presenter of SAT-7 PARS’ weekly children’s program A Girl’s World. Here, she shares how she wants to use this platform to bring hope to the next generation of Persian girls.
FAST-PACED SHOW WIDENS YOUNG PEOPLE’S HORIZONS
Youth talking to youth: this is the theme of iNews, one of the many engaging educational shows on SAT-7 ACADEMY. Almost 100 episodes have been made so far, with two more being filmed every week, says Fadi Taher, the director of Icon Media, a Cairo production house that creates a number of programmes screened by SAT-7.
YOUNG ADULTS’ SHOW BREAKS NEGATIVE VIEWS OF CHRISTIANITY
Religious faith has a bad image among Iran’s young adults. Tight restrictions and harsh penalties give many a very negative impression of belief. It is widely understood that non-ethnic Christians are subject to societal and official pressure. This instils fear of rejection or isolation those who want to learn more about faith.