WHAT WESTERN CHRISTIANS CAN LEARN FROM THEIR BROTHERS IN THE EAST
Everyday experiences of isolation are something that all of us have become familiar with since the arrival of COVID-19. Middle East and North African (MENA) nations have been affected too, although isolation in other ways is a daily reality that many of the region’s Christians know only too well. Cairo-born George Makeen, SAT-7’s Arabic Channels Programming Director, explains how this isolation came about, how media is overcoming it, and what Christians in the West can learn from their brothers and sisters.
Rita’s message for Pentecost
As SAT-7 celebrates 24 years of sharing God’s love and hope in the Middle East and North Africa, SAT-7 CEO Rita El-Mounayer shares a special message for Pentecost.
LOCKDOWN REFLECTIONS AND HOPES FOR A ‘NEW’ NORMAL
Maia Woodward, SAT-7 International Communications Manager shares, in her words, her reflections during COVID-19 lockdown, and how SAT-7 ARABIC’s new program You Are Not Alone gives her hope for the future of the region and the whole world.
PERSIAN CHILDREN’S FAITH SHINES THROUGH PRAYERS
Persian speaking children in Iran, Tajikistan, and even Turkey, have been calling Golpand to pray for the world and encourage one another during the ongoing pandemic. Continuing to broadcast live programs, SAT-7 PARS is helping Persian speakers remain connected even as they remain in isolation.
Essam Nagy brings hope live to children’s homes
As many children remain isolated, beloved SAT-7 KIDS personality Essam Nagy is a loving presence in their homes – with a new program beamed live from his. Watched by 120,000 people in one episode, Our Story from Home offers hopeful life lessons, Bible study, and prayer with Essam and his wife Magdoline at this crucial time.
new worship program helps youth connect with God
Political turbulence, economic insecurities and the COVID-19 pandemic have affected youth in the Middle East. But As in Heaven, a new SAT-7 ARABIC program, helps lift viewers’ eyes from their circumstances to God.
LIFE-ENHANCING MUSIC EDUCATION FOR EVERY CHILD
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (21 May) celebrates the peace-building role of culture, including music. During Covid-19, the innovative SAT-7 KIDS program Rhythm and Melody brings this and many more benefits of music education direct to children – the Middle East’s future peacemakers.
RESPONDING TO VULNERABLE GROUPS FACING FURTHER CHALLENGES
As several countries around the world are easing restrictions, COVID-19 cases are increasing in some Middle East countries like Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. SAT-7 is responding to the needs of many vulnerable groups facing increasing challenges as the pandemic continues.