SAT-7’S NEW VIDEO-ON-DEMAND BRINGS THE GOSPEL TO MOBILE DEVICES ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST
SAT-7 is launching the Middle East’s first on-demand Christian video streaming service. Available worldwide in multiple languages, the new SAT-7 PLUS platform will enable the ministry to bring the life-changing message of the Gospel to a wider audience in the region, including a growing younger demographic engaging via mobile devices.
Proclaiming freedom: free to believe
“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion,” states Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Yet this right is denied to many across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). In response, SAT-7 supports minority Christians facing a lack of freedom and fellowship, creates space for others seeking truth, and seeks to open conversations about freedom of belief.
Comfort and strength for Afghans after university attack
“You cannot prevent the young from hoping, or from learning,” is the message from Afghan young people, shared through SAT-7 PARS after a deadly gun attack on Kabul University that killed 22 students. On the Dari-language program Secrets of Life, presenter Shoaib comforts Afghans with the Christian message of hope and the resilience of youth.
FATHERHOOD – WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT?
As Omeed Jouyande waved goodbye to his son, dropping him off at university, he was struck by the meaning of fatherhood in Christian life. As the world marks Universal Children’s Day, Iranian Christian and SAT-7 PARS staff member Omeed shares his insights in this special blog.
IRANIAN CHILDREN’S HOPE FOR THE FUTURE – IN DRAWINGS
In the run-up to Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, the SAT-7 PARS program Hashtag launched a campaign to encourage young viewers to visualise a future beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words – and these children’s drawings speak volumes of their hope for the future.
BLOG: GOD AND TOILETS
On World Toilet Day (19 November), SAT-7 Development Officer Phil Hilditch answers why the global community dedicates a day to this convenience, what it means to live without it, and why Christians should care for those who do.
TRADING STIGMA FOR HOPE: MENTAL HEALTH IN TAJIKISTAN
After struggling with mental health issues, both Dr Isana and Inna* experienced healing and found peace in Jesus Christ. Now, the SAT-7 PARS presenters seek to improve awareness of mental health issues in Tajikistan, and witness to God’s hope, through a new program in the Tajik dialect of Persian.
CHRISTIAN REFUGEES PROVIDE AID TO OTHERS FLEEING MORIA FIRE
When Greece’s largest migrant camp burned down on 9 September, Afghan and Iranian Christians who were living in the camp used their own meagre funds to buy and distribute emergency provisions. Their story is told on Secret of Life, a program shown on SAT-7 PARS, which also led Afghan viewers in prayer for those affected.