As we approach the end of 2018, we take our annual look back over the last twelve months. Two themes stand out: each year since the 2011 Middle East uprisings has seen new shifts of power and a crumbling of the old order, and every year the faithfulness of the region’s Church continued to inspire. One of the most striking […]
When George Makeen found himself in a sticky situation during an Egypt-Algeria football match, it revealed to him the power of Jesus to bring people together. In his latest blog post, the SAT-7 ARABIC Programming Director shares his joy over how SAT-7’s North African programmes are doing the same for lonely believers. Having grown up in Egypt, I knew little about North […]
Women around the world are bombarded with media images of physical “perfection”, leaving many feeling inadequate. Two SAT-7 women’s programmes are tackling the sources of this pressure. By exposing the illusion of perfection, the shows are helping Middle Eastern women feel beautiful as they are. Studies have shown that excessive social media use can lead to lower self-esteem and higher body dissatisfaction. […]
Producers Samia and Salah Kessai are no strangers to adversity – the church they attend recently reopened after months of enforced closure. But the couple, who make impactful SAT-7 programmes on the ground in Algeria, refuse to lose heart. Their work is a vital support for those choosing to follow Christ. Like many Christian leaders in Algeria, Samia and Salah […]
PRAYERS ANSWERED! After seven months of closure, in June 2018, the authorities finally opened the church in Aïn Turk! Praise the Lord! SAT-7 friends and producers in Algeria had asked for prayer after their church was closed by the local authorities. The church in Aïn Turk, near the north-western town of Oran, was sealed off in late 2017 by police, […]
Rachid describes the long and surprising course of his journey to faith. I am Pastor Rachid from Morocco. I lead a Church here and serve Christ in several parts of the country through discipleship training, education, church planting and media. My journey to faith in Jesus Christ and service in Morocco has involved many twists and turns, but my life […]
“Because I am a Woman” looks at the situation of 1 in 5 women in the region When did you last spot a wedding party and stop a moment to gaze at the bride and groom in their joy and finery? But imagine your reaction if you saw that the bride marrying a husband in his 30s was just a […]
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.
Cry Freedom is a youth program that presents values including freedom, personal responsibility and the sanctity of life in light of biblical teaching. Each episode includes participants from countries across North Africa, each speaking in a different Arabic dialect, which helps to emphasise the universal nature of the truths being presented.