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.
How early would you be willing to get out of bed to go to church on a Sunday morning? New believers in remote communities in Algeria have to get up at 5am to get transport up to the mountains for their weekly service – but that is not putting them off! SAT-7 producer Samia Jallali Kessai said: “The church service […]
It’s a truism that Middle East societies are male-led and patriarchal. But how do you enable those men to lead well – to lead as people who will serve their families wisely and thoughtfully as well as seek to succeed in their own right?
SAT-7 ARABIC women’s magazine Needle and Thread ventured into new grounds last month when it dedicated an episode to discuss the problems facing Sudanese refugees in Egypt, especially discrimination, exploitation and racism. “The topic of this episode has been tugging at my heart for years—every time I see a Sudanese woman or child in Egypt. I have been imagining and […]
The whole of creation belongs to God and this Easter season SAT-7 ARABIC proves you don’t have to be inside a church building to worship. While SAT-7 will air Easter celebrations from churches around the Middle East, another filming location might surprise you. SAT-7 is airing a LIVE Maundy Thursday service at Roumieh Prison in Lebanon. It is the largest […]
The Archbishop of Canterbury recorded a message of solidarity for Middle East Christians last week when he was interviewed by SAT-7’s Forbidden programme The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Welby, has shared his heart for people of the Middle East enduring the violence wrought by ISIS in an interview for Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7. Archbishop Welby spoke last […]
SAT-7 Egypt Director sees impact of “Resistance through forgiveness” The videos of a ten-year-old Iraqi displaced by IS (Islamic State) and of a brother of two Egyptian labourers beheaded in Libya both voicing forgiveness for their persecutors have been watched by a million viewers and drawn the attention of mainstream Arab media which rarely covers Christian news. Under the title […]
Brother of murdered Christians thanks killers for including the men’s declaration of faith in execution video The brother of two of the 21 Coptic Christians murdered in Libya, last night used live television to thank their killers for including the men’s declaration of faith in the video of their execution. Christian channel SAT-7 ARABIC has become a mouthpiece for the […]
Christian channel SAT-7 TÜRK has begun broadcasting on the government-regulated Türksat 4A satellite. The transmissions are an historic step allowing more than 50 million viewers in Turkey and many more Turkish speaking viewers in Europe and Central Asia to watch SAT-7 TÜRK. “We are overwhelmed and truly believe it is a miracle that we can finally broadcast on Türksat,” said […]
Forbidden programme breaks new ground in promoting religious freedom Forbidden (“Mamnou’a” in Arabic) is a SAT-7 ARABIC programme that addresses sensitive and sometimes controversial Arab cultural topics from a Christian perspective. These topics range from adoption to human trafficking and sexual violence. But perhaps its biggest success has been to win agreement from many Muslim viewers that people should be […]