Articles tagged: unity
SAT-7 PARS RAISES AWARENESS OF CHALLENGES FACED BY IRANIAN AND AFGHAN WOMEN
“Since the Taliban takeover, girls in my homeland have been deprived of the most basic freedoms such as education and sport,” shares Mariam*, a SAT-7 PARS viewer from Afghanistan. The challenges of women in Iran and Afghanistan have increased dramatically in the past year, and SAT-7 PARS continues to support and empower them in their desire for change and freedom.
IRANIAN AND AFGHAN VIEWERS UNIFIED IN PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
As intense protests continue in Iran, SAT-7 PARS’ Viewer Support team have been witnessing a growing unity among Iranian and Afghan viewers through their prayers of intercession for one another. Persian-speaking viewers are calling on the Lord for freedom, peace, and safety for people across the region.
LOOKING BACK ON 1,000 TURKISH “WORDS OF HOPE”
SAT-7 TÜRK’s longest-running program, Words of Hope, has now beamed God’s Word to Turkish speakers more than one thousand times. As SAT-7 marks 15 years of Turkish broadcasts, Words of Hope presenter and pastor Haluk Bilgen reflects on the program’s years of witness and impact.
POPE FRANCIS VISIT TO CYPRUS GIVES HOPE TO REFUGEES AND CHURCHES
SAT-7 provided extensive live coverage of the recent Papal visit to Cyprus, sharing how it was an opportunity to promote the region’s refugee crises and the importance of collaboration between different Christian communities.
THE POWER OF GATHERING IN UNITY: A BLOG FROM EGYPT
Exactly 10 years ago today, on 11 November 2011, Christians in Egypt gathered to lift up their homeland in an extraordinary, interdenominational night of prayer. A decade on, Egyptian Christians’ ability to gather has been restricted by COVID-19 – until now. Mary Joseph, SAT-7’s Communications Officer in Cairo, tells us more.
A PLATFORM FOR THE VOICE OF TURKEY’S CHURCH
SAT-7 TÜRK’s work to represent and connect Christians from different backgrounds in Turkey has created a unique opportunity. In a new documentary, the channel will bring together voices from different denominations to tell the story of a man whose humble faith also crossed many barriers: Padre Luigi Iannito, a beloved Italian priest who ministered for 50 years in Turkey and who passed away earlier this year.
SAT-7 COMMENDS NEW PAPER FROM MENA CHURCH
As Christians around the world enter this special month – when we pray for persecuted brothers and sisters – SAT-7 commends an important paper produced by an ecumenical group of Middle East Church leaders. “We Choose Abundant Life: Towards Renewed Theological, Social, and Political Choices” provides a framework to help the Church move beyond survival towards an active witness that addresses the region’s challenges.
THE VALUE OF ONE LIFE: REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE IN TURKEY
“The Christians that live and worship here are so full of fire, so full of spirit!” shares SAT-7 TÜRK Executive Assistant Annamaria Cedolin enthusiastically in a heartfelt blog. Annamaria shares how her love for Turkey and its people, and her understanding of her country’s rich and colourful Christian history has grown since she began working with the channel, and how this fuels her desire to “reach even one life” with the message of the Gospel.