CHURCHES UNITE TO REMEMBER CHRISTIANS KILLED IN LIBYA
Six years after the massacre of 21 Christians in Libya by the so-called Islamic State (IS), Christians unite in remembrance and solidarity. As bereaved families in Egypt take comfort in their faith, church leaders, including Pope Tawadros of the Coptic Orthodox Church and Pope Francis, spoke at an online event to mark the anniversary.
A SAT-7 TRIBUTE TO ALGERIA CHURCH LEADER FR THIERRY BECKER
SAT-7’s Founder, Dr Terence Ascott, has paid tribute to French priest Father Thierry Becker, who escaped death several times during Algeria’s brutal armed conflict in the 1990s and who passed away on 25 January this year. Fr. Becker (age 86) dedicated 60 years of his life to serving the Algerian people and previously represented North Africa’s Catholic Christians on the SAT-7 International Board.
BEARING WITNESS TO DESTITUTION IN BEIRUT: BLANCHE’S STORY
As Lebanon remains mired in suffering six months after the Beirut blast, SAT-7 ARABIC amplifies the voices of those worst affected by the compounded crises. Through the story of one family who are homeless and hungry – and yet bolstered by their faith in Jesus – the channel has brought viewers together in prayer and support.
SAT-7’S LEBANON TEAM OFFER SOLIDARITY IN HEALTHCARE CRISIS
Six months on from the Beirut blast, the pandemic is pushing Lebanon’s healthcare system, and its economy, to breaking point. SAT-7’s Beirut team have one message for their fellow Lebanese they deal with multiple overlapping crises: no matter their suffering, they are not alone, and God has not forgotten them.
SAT-7 ACADEMY SUPPORTS EDUCATION AS SCHOOLS CLOSE AGAIN
As schools close again amid renewed lockdowns in many Middle Eastern countries, families are left struggling with their children’s education. SAT-7 ACADEMY continues to step in to bolster Arabic-speaking children and families, with new programs to support online learning joining its roster of holistic educational and parenting support shows.
TUNISIA: A NEW WITNESS FOR A NEW DEMOCRACY
SAT-7 ARABIC is now beginning to air programs made by a brand-new Christian team in Tunisia. As the country marks ten years since the revolution that sparked the “Arab Spring”, we examine the context in which this team is going public with their faith and vision for society.
TESTIMONIES INSPIRE ISOLATED NORTH AFRICAN CHRISTIANS
A new program with inspiring testimonies from Algeria is airing in the North Africa program block on SAT-7 ARABIC. It is Written (Yura Di Tira in Tamazight) shares the stories of Amazigh (Berber) new Christians in short, 3-5-minute episodes.
2020 SETS RECORD FOR VIEWER RESPONSES TO CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS
While 2020 was an extraordinarily hard year for many, it was also a year in which God was on the move in extraordinary ways. Soaring audience engagement with SAT-7 channels shows that amid COVID-19, the hope of Christ shared through television touched more people than ever in the Middle East and North Africa.