SPECIAL BROADCAST FROM LEBANON CALLS FOR PEACE
For many in Lebanon, the violence that broke out on 14 October brought back memories of the civil war. A special episode of SAT-7’s program You Are Not Alone, broadcast just two days after the clashes, shared survivors’ voices, offered hope, called for peace, and raised prayer as life becomes increasingly difficult in Lebanon.
SAT-7 NORTH AFRICA PROGRAMS HELP CHALLENGED BELIEVERS
As Algeria reels from devastating fires, isolated believers are struggling without support as churches remain closed. But, says SAT-7 producer and presenter Samia Kessai, “people are searching for God and contacting us”, and SAT-7 is responding with programming and a new North African social media platform that shares the hope of Christ.
GOING DEEPER WITH VIEWERS THROUGH SAT-7’S SOCIAL MEDIA SPACES
There is an increasing thirst for Christ in the Middle East and North Africa, and this is evident in the rising correspondence on SAT-7’s social media. Questions about the Christian faith, requests for support with sensitive issues, and even queries about parenting are steadily streaming in since the relaunch of SAT-7’s Arabic social media pages, including several new brands to cater to viewers’ needs.
BREAKING DOWN LEBANON’S “TRANSPARENT WALLS”
“One activity after another broke down our transparent walls,” says Marie-Belle Milan, a 19-year-old participant in the project Lebanon: Our Story. As crisis-hit Lebanon waits on a knife-edge to see if its newly confirmed government can offer hope, this project has begun its first Storytelling Clubs, bringing together youth from different backgrounds to create change from the ground up.
SUPPORTING KIDS WHEN THERE’S NO ‘BACK TO SCHOOL’
Hundreds of millions of children worldwide remain out of school, and it is feared that 16 million may never return. With school systems in Middle East and North Africa countries among the most disrupted in the world, SAT-7 ACADEMY is stepping up its support to help children keep learning and support families’ wellbeing.
SUICIDE PREVENTION: WHEN HOPE GETS THROUGH
Suicide prevention has never been more important – but how can people receive the support and hope they need if the very topic remains taboo? SAT-7 is one of very few voices speaking out about mental health crisis and suicide in the Middle East. As our channels raise awareness, our Audience Relations teams are supporting and counselling viewers in crisis, providing genuine hope when it seems all hope is lost.
HOW DOES GOD WORK WHEN WE ARE AT ROCK BOTTOM?
Maged Shafik’s life was once so full of danger and darkness that he was the target of attempted murder three times. Today, he is a well-known worship leader in Egypt, a man of peace and faith. To encourage the many SAT-7 ARABIC viewers, from Lebanon to Yemen, who feel they are at rock bottom, Maged shared his testimony on the worship program Keep on Singing.
SAT-7 BROADCASTS HOPE AS LEBANON ON THE EDGE OF COLLAPSE
Life in Lebanon is becoming unbearable for many. SAT-7’s Beirut-based Communications Officer, Maria Al Khoury, shares her experience of the crisis that has engulfed her homeland and how by God’s grace, SAT-7 is able to continue to broadcast hope.