“I was a racist. I disliked Arabs, detested and hated them.” Abdel-Nour, a pastor in the Kabyle region of Algeria, is opening up to Free Souls presenter Samia Kessai about the hatred that once consumed him. Until 2016, his own language, the Kabyle version of Tamazight, was not even an official language in his country. As a young Berber, or […]
Rescued from a bitter life “We were stampeding like pigs not knowing where to go. We had no peace in the house.” This was family life for Amrouche after he first married and started a young family. Talking to SAT-7’s Algeria-produced testimony programme Free Souls, he looked back on his younger self and said, “I never knew honesty or integrity, […]
An Algerian choir travelled to Lebanon to take part in a special SAT-7 Easter production, described by one of the members as a “rare and wonderful” opportunity to glorify God. The choir, which belongs to the Full Gospel Church in Tizi Ouzou, gave an inspiring performance of ten worship songs for the one-off special called The Greatest Love. They performed […]
Freedom to practise one’s religion has been granted in a package of constitutional reforms in Algeria. The change could bring significant benefits to Christians in a country where Evangelical churches are seeing an explosion in numbers among Kabyle-speaking Berber people. Hundreds can be seen each week engaged in worship and listening to challenging biblical preaching on SAT-7’s My Church in […]
The church in North Africa has grown significant in recent years. Yet many still worship together in secret or are isolated unable to attend a church. Broadcasting in the Kabyle language, SAT-7 ARABIC is now ministering to North Africans through Free Souls, a documentary series featuring Algerian Christians’ testimonies.
This programme confront controversial issues in which North African women often remain voiceless. The programme is in Arabic with Kabyle subtitles, making it accessible to different communities spread throughout Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania and Libya.