A LETTER TO THE WORLD FROM AN AFGHAN GIRL
“Is this life? Is this humanity?” pleads Armineh*, a young Afghan girl, in a heartbreaking open letter sent to SAT-7 PARS. Living under the Taliban, Armineh speaks of how “this is the end of all my dreams” and calls for the world to hear her voice.
RAISING AWARENESS OF RESTRICTION OF GIRLS UNDER THE TALIBAN
Zahra M. an Iranian journalist and social activist who recently travelled to Afghanistan was interviewed live on SAT-7 PARS program Insiders to raise awareness of the current situation of women and girls in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Zahra’s words and our viewer’s testimonies are a stark reminder of the rights and freedom of girls being severely restricted in the country while the world marks International Day of the Girl Child today, on 11 October.
DETOX FOR THE PERSIAN SOUL: CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING SERIES FOR IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN
“Many people in Persian countries live with trauma”, says Annahita Parsan, the presenter of a new biblical counselling series on SAT-7 PARS. Domestic, emotional, and sexual abuse and negative attitudes, leave deep scars. But the liberating message of her series, Detox for the Soul, is that no one with these emotional and mental scars is a lost cause: they can be set free.
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.
PARTNERSHIP, PASSION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NEXT GENERATION AT SAT-7’S EUROPEAN VISION MEETING
“It is a great privilege to invest in people’s lives when they are still young,” shared Rita El-Mounayer, SAT-7’s Chief Executive Officer, in the dynamic opening session of SAT-7 Europe’s Vision Meeting on 17 September. Ms El-Mounayer left Partners, guests, and online participants in no doubt as to a major future focus of the ministry.
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.
A PLATFORM FOR THE VOICE OF TURKEY’S CHURCH
SAT-7 TÜRK’s work to represent and connect Christians from different backgrounds in Turkey has created a unique opportunity. In a new documentary, the channel will bring together voices from different denominations to tell the story of a man whose humble faith also crossed many barriers: Padre Luigi Iannito, a beloved Italian priest who ministered for 50 years in Turkey and who passed away earlier this year.