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.
A YEAR AFTER PALM SUNDAY ATTACKS, JOY RETURNS TO EGYPT
Last Saturday I stood on the spot where 18 people lost their lives to a suicide bomb just one year ago. I was in the gateway of St Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Alexandria. We had come to see SAT-7’s work and the life and faith of the Egyptian Church.
MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?
This Easter, SAT-7 Founder and International CEO Dr Terence Ascott reflects on Jesus’ words on the cross – “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” – and asks, what is God’s reply for the Middle East today?
SEXUAL HARASSMENT ON THE STREETS OF EGYPT
The recent allegations of sexual harassment have sent ripples worldwide. The #metoo hashtag on social media united victims and supporters alike. My experience in Egypt, however, is that sexual harassment isn’t limited to the workspace but is loud and proud on the streets too.
ARE WE ASHAMED OF JESUS TODAY?
New Year marks a time of new beginnings – a time to reflect and restart. It’s an opportunity for Christians to challenge themselves; rededicating to making a difference in the world. George Makeen examines the Gospel of Mark and what it means to live unashamed of Jesus.
“LITTLE SABAH, MY TEACHER AND MY HERO”
On a recent trip to Lebanon, Communications Officer Katerina Parpa visited a learning centre that uses SAT-7 ACADEMY’s educational programs to help refugee children thrive. Here she reflects on the experience and the heart-warming moments she shared with the Syrian and Iraqi children.
SAT-7 IS CHANGING PERCEPTIONS ABOUT WOMEN
SAT-7’s Communications Director, Mette Swartz, reflects on women’s rights and equality in the Middle East and North Africa. She cites a recent UN Women survey and discusses the role SAT-7 plays in creating a shift in the region.
A NEW REALITY FOR CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT
A lack of parking spots used to be one of the only concerns on the busy crowded streets of Cairo. Mary, our reporter/blogger from Egypt, shares a new and very different perspective.