A perspective on life in the Middle East and North Africa, with stories of how we are supporting the Church and Christians in the region, written by the leadership of SAT-7.
Creation Care and the Gospel – Reflections from Jordan
I am currently attending the Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network conference in Jordan. From 28 September to 2 October, we will take an in-depth look at today’s ecological crises through a biblical lens, bringing clear theology, sound science, and practical wisdom together.
PRAYING FOR SAT-7 VIEWERS FACING RIPPLE EFFECT OF RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR
Rising prices for staples are devastating the most vulnerable families and communities around the world, including in Egypt. To help us lift up those struggling, including our Christian brothers and sisters, SAT-7 Communications Officer Mary Joseph shares the impact she sees around her.
Rita’s vlog: International Youth Day 2022
“We know that the future of our precious but troubled region lies in young people’s hands,” says Rita El-Mounayer, SAT-7 CEO. Watch to find out why children and youth are so important to building God’s kingdom in the Middle East and North Africa.
“WE ARE RESILIENT – BUT FOR HOW LONG?”: VOICES FROM BEIRUT
I have just returned from Beirut, Lebanon. With the elections looming this weekend, the city is plastered with banners and posters of the different political parties, their colours and slogans on massive billboards along the highways.
“I COULD FINALLY BREATHE EASILY”: A VOICE FROM EGYPT’S CHURCH
What is it like to practice your faith when your freedom of belief is under threat? Our Cairo-based Communications Officer Mary Joseph shares her experience of living through a time when Christians in Egypt have felt additionally vulnerable.
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.
AN EASTER GREETING FROM SAT-7
Does it feel easier than usual to identify with the sorrow of Good Friday this year? Our hearts are naturally filled with grief and prayer for the great human suffering we see in the news. “But I can tell you from experience that there is no situation so dark that God cannot bring new life – that Sunday cannot come,” says Rita El-Mounayer, SAT-7 CEO. Watch Rita’s special Easter greeting to hear more.
ADVENT: STILL WAITING FOR PEACE
At the time of Jesus’ birth, the Jewish people were living under Roman occupation, desperately awaiting their promised Messiah, the “Prince of Peace”. But how do we reconcile this promise of peace with the broken world around us? Rita Elmounayer, SAT-7 International CEO, ponders on the source of hope for a weary, waiting world: