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17-Apr-2014

Canterbury Reconciliation Director highlights the gift of the Middle East Church and its challenges

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Director of Reconciliation was the keynote speaker at "The Untold Story: the Middle East behind the Headlines", a SAT-7-sponsored event in Belfast last Saturday. ..

15-Apr-2014

From Syria to Egypt - a feast of Easter worship for Middle East viewers

In a year when the Easter festival falls at the same time in the Eastern and Western church calendars, Christian satellite TV broadcaster SAT-7 will transmit worship services from all the main denominations and from ..

07-Apr-2014

Record numbers hear how TV brings hope to Middle East

There was a record attendance at last week's annual conference of SAT-7, the Middle East Christian satellite TV broadcaster. Held for the first time in Turkey, from 26-28 March, SAT-7's annual 'Network' conferenc..

19-Mar-2014

26 nations represented at first SAT-7 Network conference in Turkey

SAT-7, the Christian satellite television broadcaster watched by over 15 million Arabic-, Farsi- and Turkish-speaking viewers in the Middle East and North Africa, will hold its annual “Network” conference in ..

13-Mar-2014

SAT-7 sponsors first Dialogue Without Walls film awards

Independent judges award prizes to SAT-7 film-makers A new short film competition designed to promote dialogue across communities in post-Arab Spring countries has been co-sponsored by Christian broadcaster SAT-7. ..

06-Feb-2014

NI peacemaker to highlight importance of Middle East Christians at Belfast event

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Director for Reconciliation, will highlight the strategic ministry of Christians in peace-building in the Middle East at an evening event organised by SAT-7 at Belfast B..

28-Jan-2014

New SAT-7 iPhone and Android apps allow Middle Eastern viewers to watch on the move

More Middle Eastern viewers than ever before can now watch SAT-7’s Christian television channels on the go thanks to new iOS apps released in January for Apple iPhones. The new apps come fast on the heels of simila..

19-Dec-2013

SAT-7 to broadcast united service from Damascus on Christmas Day

Last updated 23 December 2013 A united Christian service of prayer in Damascus will be broadcast on satellite television across the Middle East on Christmas Day, 25th December. Christian broadcaster SAT..

05-Dec-2013

Egyptians unite for third national day of prayer

On November 29th, over 6,000 Egyptian Christians gathered for a third annual, National Day of Prayer. Hundreds of thousands more participated through a live television broadcast by the SAT-7 ARABIC channel. Entit..

27-Nov-2013

Egyptian Christians seek God in third national Day of Prayer

Thousands of Egyptian Christians are expected to gather for a third national day of prayer for their country this Friday, 29 November – and hundreds of thousands more will participate through a live television bro..

19-Nov-2013

SAT-7 CEO to tell broadcasters how media is strengthening Christians in a region of violent change

SAT-7 CEO and founder Dr Terence Ascott will be a key speaker at the 2013 conference of the Fellowship of European Broadcasters (FEB) this week as delegates from across the continent consider the challenge “Cha..

15-Oct-2013

Lebanon broadcaster: Middle East needs God's supernatural love

15 October 2013 An "out-of-this-world love and an out-of-this-world faith" are what the Middle East needs at this time, SAT-7 Lebanon Executive Director Naji Daoud told UK audiences as part of SAT-7's "Hope in the Fa..

10-Oct-2013

Despite obstacles SAT-7 airs mega youth conference from heart of Egypt

10 October 2013 Despite obstacles, SAT-7 airs mega youth conference from the heart of Egypt A remarkable gathering of over 10,000 young Christians in Egypt went ahead from 26 to 28 September despite Egypt's..

11-Sep-2013

Christian TV Channel Celebrates Eleven Years of Broadcasting to Iran and Afghanistan

On Thursday 12 September Christian satellite TV channel SAT-7 PARS celebrates 11 years of broadcasting biblical truth in the Farsi language to Iran. Since it first aired in 2002 SAT-7 PARS has broadcast a v..

11-Sep-2013

Worship Continues from Burned-Out Egyptian Church

On Sunday 8th September, Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 aired footage of Egyptians worshipping in the remains of the Evangelical Church of Beni Mazar. Located in the town of Minia, Upper Egypt, it was one of ove..

20-Aug-2013

Understanding the present situation in Egypt

SAT-7 CEO explains why Egyptians see events differently Recent political events in Egypt, especially security force conflicts with the Muslim Brotherhood, have highlighted both deep divisions within Egypt and b..

15-Aug-2013

SAT-7 Egypt director on crackdown aftermath

The six-week standoff between an Egyptian government installed by the army and supporters of ousted President Morsi came to a violent end yesterday (15 August) with at least 525 deaths and 3,572 injured (BBC report 15/8/..

06-Aug-2013

Human Rights Journalism Award for SAT-7

The Lebanese Center for Human Rights recently granted Juliana Sfeir, on behalf of SAT-7, the Human Rights Journalism Award. Sfeir is a special projects manager at SAT-7 Lebanon and an executive producer of social impact ..

23-Jul-2013

Egyptian children pray to become change-makers

Thousands of Christian children pray to become change-makers in Egypt In a country rocked by change and division, some 1,400 eight to fourteen-year-old Egyptian children last week gathered to worship and ask God to ..

26-Jun-2013

Unite and resist fear, Canterbury tells Egypt's Christians

The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd & Rt Hon Justin Welby, told Christians in Egypt not to fear but to unite ahead of this Sunday's national day of protest against President Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brot..

04-Jun-2013

SAT-7 ARABIC now live on YouTube!

SAT-7 ARABIC has been one of the first channels to take advantage of a new live broadcasting service from YouTube. On 18th May the station aired its first programme live on the YouTube Live channel, three days after ..

10-May-2013

Syrian Church calls Day of Prayer 11 May

Syrian church leaders have called for a day of prayer for their country and its people on Saturday, 11th May. Primarily, they are calling for prayer for peace to be restored to their country, enabling all Syrians to ..

01-May-2013

Another "red line" crossed as kidnapped bishops remain missing

A SAT-7 programme for Syrian viewers has described the 22nd April kidnapping of two Syrian Bishops (Mar Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim, The Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo, and Metropolitan Paul Yazigi, the Greek Ort..

15-Apr-2013

Beyond the Arab Spring

BEYOND THE ARAB SPRING – OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MIDDLE EASTERN CHURCH Various reports have commented recently that the Arab Spring is turning into a “Christian winter” for the Church in the Middle Ea..

05-Apr-2013

Relaunched TV studio is good news for Iran

A UK studio which produces and broadcasts programmes for Christians across the Persian-speaking world has gone live after an eight month period of rebuilding and refitting. The SAT-7 PARS studio in London is one of t..

28-Mar-2013

Addressing the issues of a region in turmoil

At a time of unprecedented upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa, delegates at SAT-7's Network 2013 conference last week heard how satellite TV is helping sustain Christians in their faith and take a stronger ..

26-Feb-2013

SAT-7 broadcasts Josh McDowell meetings live from Iraq

"Power to Forgive" is a month-long media advertising campaign leading up to a series of meetings which has been initiated at the invitation of church leaders in Erbil. This city of 1.3 million people lies in the auto..

11-Jan-2013

Lebanon floods affect SAT-7 studio

Strong winds and flooding have caused havoc and at least one fatality in Lebanon in recent days. On Monday 7th January, torrential downpours flooded the SAT-7 Lebanon offices and studios, after local flood-water defe..

19-Dec-2012

Press release: update on Egypt night of prayer

A year ago an unprecedented Night of Prayer drew 70,000 Christians from all streams of the Egyptian Church to pray for their nation. On 13th December 2012 some eight to ten thousand believers from across Egypt's chur..

13-Dec-2012

Press release: Egypt’s Christians unite to pray for the nation

Less than two years after its democratic revolution, Egypt is in crisis - its people more divided than ever, with many fearful of the impact of a constitution which is due to be voted on this Saturday (15th December)..

06-Dec-2012

SAT-7 KIDS celebrates 5 years on the air!

When Middle Eastern Christian satellite TV network SAT-7 first began broadcasting in 1996, the channel consisted of one two-hour weekly broadcast, with merely twenty minutes devoted to children. In the late 1990&rsqu..

30-Nov-2012

UK Christians inspired by SAT-7 Egypt Director

Over a weekend when Egypt was in tumult over new powers assumed by its president, the Executive Director of SAT-7's Egypt studio was giving UK Christians first-hand insights into the country's changing spiritual and ..

14-Nov-2012

SAT-7 to broadcast Coptic Patriarch enthronement live across Middle East

On 4th November, at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo, an altar ballot determined that 61-year-old Bishop Tawadros would be the 118th Coptic Patriarch. SAT-7 aired the momentous occasion in a special liv..

14-Nov-2012

SAT-7 to broadcast enthronement of Coptic Patriach live across Middle East

On 4th November, at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo, an altar ballot determined that 61-year-old Bishop Tawadros would be the 118th Coptic Patriarch. SAT-7 aired the momentous occasion in a special..

30-Oct-2012

Bishop declares democracy not enough for Middle East

Christians must hope for more than democracy in the Middle East, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali told the audience at “Christianity at a Crossroads in the Middle East”, an event organised by Middle East Christia..

23-Oct-2012

Lebanese at a turning point

For the first time in four years, on 19 October, a car bomb erupted in Beirut. Thankfully, SAT-7 staff members in Lebanon are safe, and the SAT-7 studio remains secure. The strategically coordinated assassinatio..

11-Oct-2012

SAT-7 flashmob video scoops first prize at film festival

A SAT-7 flashmob video which recorded a classic Easter song being performed for amazed shoppers in Beirut's busiest shopping mall has won first prize in the music category at The Christian European Visual Media Assoc..

02-Oct-2012

SAT-7 documentary up for prize at Baghdad Film Festival

Middle Eastern Christian TV broadcaster SAT-7 is pleased to announce that its documentary, Rough Ragged Journey, will be screened at the 4th Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF) on 7th October. BIFF serves as a..

14-Sep-2012

SAT-7 KIDS website wins gold award

Nearly two years of creative work on SAT-7 KIDS' new website have been rewarded with one of the most prestigious media awards in the Arab world. SAT-7 KIDS Broadcast and Audience Relations Manager, Andrea Elmouna..

08-Aug-2012

New campaign invites UK Christians to take God's message into living rooms in Iran

Christians across the country are being asked to get together for food and friendship whilst raising money to help get God's message directly into the homes of Iranians. SAT-7 - the broadcaster of Christian ..

03-Jul-2012

SAT-7 offers hope amidst uncertainty in Egypt

Egypt’s new president, Mohammed Mursi, has been sworn in, marking the start of a new era in Egypt’s political history. Mr Mursi has promised to build a "democratic, civil and modern state" that guarantees..

31-May-2012

SAT-7 launches new website in the UK

To coincide with the 16th anniversary of SAT-7’s ground-breaking inaugural broadcast on 31st May 1996, SAT-7 has launched a new website in the UK – www.sat7uk.org. With a distinctively Middle Eastern..

25-May-2012

Egyptians go to the polls

Let God and conscience guide your vote, Egypt’s Christians advised Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country, has gone to the polls for the nation’s first free presidential elections (23-24..

25-May-2012

Unprecedented numbers of children watching SAT-7 KIDS in the Middle East and North Africa

A massive number of children in the Arab world are tuning in to Christian TV programmes - and are calling out for more. The result of recent surveys indicate that over 9 million children across the Middle East an..

24-May-2012

New Developments for SAT-7 TÜRK

Representatives from SAT-7 TÜRK's twenty international and local Turkish partners gathered with invited guests on 15th May in Istanbul for the SAT-7 TÜRK Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Dinner. Mr Mel..

29-Mar-2012

Egyptian Christians Mourn Loss of Church Leader

SAT-7 International Council Extends Condolences to Coptic Orthodox Church On 17th March 2012, Coptic Pope Shenouda III died at the age of 88 as a result of health complications related to old age. SAT-7 interrupted i..

22-Feb-2012

SAT-7 draws crowds at Cairo book fair

Crowds of excited children and parents visit SAT-7 at the 2012 Cairo International Book Fair Middle Eastern Christian broadcaster SAT-7 participated in the 2012 Cairo International Book Fair between 22nd January and..

20-Feb-2012

SAT-7 TÜRK Appoints New Executive Director

Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 is pleased to announce that Mr Melih Ekener has been appointed as Executive Director of its Turkish language channel, SAT-7 TÜRK. Mr Ekener comes to SAT-7 with over 25 ye..

09-Jan-2012

Thousands of Christians Celebrate New Year In Tahrir Square

An historic New Year's Eve celebration in Tahrir Square has been described as a real-life fantasy, beyond all expectations. The event was, for many people, the only way to support one another on a very tough night, ..

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24-May-2014

Exhibiting at Big Church Day Out

SAT-7 will be exhibiting at Big Church Day Out on Saturday 24th May 2014 (we will not be exhibiting on Sunday 25th). The exhibition will be held at Wiston House, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DZ. Come and see ..

13-May-2014

Exhibiting at CRE International

SAT-7 will be exhibiting at the Christian Resources Exhibition, Sandown from 13th-16th May 2014. The exhibition will be held at Sandown Park Racecourse, KT10 9AJ. Come and see us on stand no. S44, near the We..

17-Apr-2014

Canterbury Reconciliation Director highlights the gift of the Middle East Church and its challenges

Canon David Porter, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Director of Reconciliation was the keynote speaker at "The Untold Story: the Middle East behind the Headlines", a SAT-7-sponsored event in Belfast last Saturday. ..