HAGIA SOPHIA – UNIQUE AND VALUABLE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
As the Hagia Sophia becomes a functioning mosque once more on July 24, SAT-7 looks beyond politics, and remembers Turkey’s unique and valuable Christian heritage.
IRANIAN WOMEN – SERVING GOD FROM HOUSE CHURCH TO PRISON
When 13 Iranian Christians were recently arrested in three different cities in Iran, at least four women were among them. As Iranian women play a vital ministry role even under threat of arrest, Mojdeh*, who spent 40 days in prison in Iran, encourages SAT-7 PARS viewers with how God’s “utterly tangible presence” sustained her there.
LEBANON CRIES FOR PRAYER AS FAMILIES GO HUNGRY
With Lebanon’s economy and currency in freefall, families who have lost everything are bartering all they own to try to feed their children. On the SAT-7 ARABIC program You Are Not Alone, images of empty fridges and the story of a desperate, yet dignified father build to one cry: please unite in prayer for Lebanon.
BREAKTHROUGH AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR
With war coming ever closer to their home in Syria, Rev. Wael Haddad and his wife, Maram Nafe Tahhan, turned to God for guidance and began seeking to migrate to Dubai. But every door they tried slammed shut – until God intervened at the eleventh hour. The couple tell their story on a special Gulf edition of Keep on Singing on SAT-7 ARABIC.
SAT-7’S POWER TO BYPASS LOCKDOWN OPENS NEW PARTNERSHIPS
During COVID-19 lockdowns, SAT-7’s ability to resource and encourage viewers in their own homes became vital as on-the-ground organisations were forced to scale back. Nicoletta Michael, SAT-7’s Development Manager, shares how new partnerships have developed and how working together can maximise the impact of all.
Heart-Winning Drama Tackles Prejudice, Promotes Rights
A new SAT-7 ARABIC drama will promote women’s and minority rights among millions of viewers in the Middle East. By allowing them to identify with those who are different, Backstage will encourage the tolerance that is greatly needed as new, coronavirus-related human rights abuses hit the region’s most marginalised people.
STRONG SURVIVOR OF DOMESTIC ABUSE SPEAKS OUT ON SAT-7
“We fear for our children and we fear society” says Fadia*, who spoke on the SAT-7 ARABIC program You Are Not Alone about the abuse she faces and the stigma that keeps her trapped. Fadia’s call, which shows millions in the Middle East the egregious harm of domestic violence, comes as reports of abuse have surged during COVID-19.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY SPOTLIGHTS REFUGEES’ PANDEMIC PLIGHT
The words of a father who says “If my children get sick, I don’t know where I’d turn” on SAT-7 spotlight the impossible conditions facing refugees during the coronavirus pandemic. This World Refugee Day (20 June), please pray for refugees in the Middle East, who remain at risk and in need even as restrictions are eased in some countries.