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.
BEIRUT BLAST: WHAT HAS CHANGED AFTER ONE YEAR?
In commemoration of the catastrophic explosion at the Beirut Port, SAT-7’s Beirut-based Communications Officer Maria Al Khoury shares her experience of the blast, how the country has seen no let-up in suffering and crisis – and what the country needs more than ever, is hope.
Reflecting on Easter in Egypt as COVID continues
As I turned around to watch the procession of deacons and priests entering the church in celebration of Palm Sunday, it struck me how empty the church looked. With only a limited number allowed to attend the service, the church was at a quarter of its usual capacity.
After a year when many experienced unexpected loss and pain, SAT-7 CEO Rita El-Mounayer reflects on how the Cross makes sense of our suffering and how the resurrection gives us hope that this is not the last word.
A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO COVID-19: DR TERENCE ASCOTT REFLECTS
As we mark one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, life remains unrecognisable in much of the world. Dr Terence Ascott, Founder and President of SAT-7, reflects on how we should respond and maintain our spiritual and emotional health as followers of Christ.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
As the pandemic pushes vulnerable women in to darker places and further invisibility, SAT-7 CEO Ms Rita El-Mounayer, shares how women are on the frontlines across the region and how our programs are giving a place to voice both their struggles, share their contributions to change and continue to encourage women to find hope in Christ.
Rita’s Vlog – A special message for Lent
As we enter a second Lenten period in a pandemic, SAT-7 CEO Rita El-Mounayer encourages us to focus on the God who will never leave us. She shares how this is a significant year for SAT-7’s ministry and how, as we also mark 10 years of conflict in Syria, she has recently been encouraged by the faith of one young, hope-filled Syrian boy.
SAT-7 CEO shares a Christmas message from the Maronite Church in Cyprus.
This Christmas, Rita El-Mounayer, SAT-7 CEO reflects on the importance of prayer in a challenging year and reminds us of what is needed across the Middle East and North Africa, that only our living Lord can bring.