A message from SAT-7 International CEO Photo: young Palestinian boys It may come as a surprise to most Westerners to know that there are as many as several thousand Christian Palestinians living in Gaza, and that their churches are among the places which those now displaced from their homes are finding refuge. Gaza’s Christians are subject to the same challenges […]
Through many of its broadcasts, SAT-7 links Middle East Christians – young and old – in intercession for others who suffer across the Middle East. Live magazine programmes on SAT-7 ARABIC and live children’s shows on SAT-7 KIDS feature call-in segments, where callers often seek prayer for believers and others who suffer in the face of violence across the region.
2011 began with high expectations for new freedoms and prosperity across much of the Arab World. Three years on there is a palpable sense of disappointment and frustration. SAT-7 CEO, Dr Terence Ascott, offers a country-by-country overview of what has happened since and untangles a confusing picture. Beginning in January 2011, a wave of uprisings swept away dictators in Tunisia, […]
After two lengthy civil wars, Sudan’s Christian and animist southern states finally parted company with Khartoum’s Arab-Islamist government in July 2011. But the consequences for Christian witness in Sudan itself have been severe. Wissam al-Saliby, Development and Partner Relations Manager at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), Lebanon, unpacks these and explains why it remains vital to support Christian ministry there. […]
In a global news-saturated age, each of us can fall into the trap of rushing to find simple explanations for complex and distressing events. In the process, we too easily dehumanise those of different faiths and mistakenly link events to religious causes and innocent individuals. A Middle East writer who has seen Christians and Muslims make the same mistake, warns […]
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 15/8/2013). As the army crackdown occurred, reprisal attacks that had been threatened during the protests were made by Morsi sympathisers against many buildings across the […]
At the time of writing, the situation in Syria is rapidly changing. On the 2nd November it was announced that the Syrian government agreed to stop all violence against protestors. However, there are new reports that there has been more conflict in the city of Homs. Colin Chapman has worked in the Middle East, for nearly twenty years and is […]
Lina Dawood is 18 and is from Iraq. She has grown up with the reality of the Iraqi war around her and has seen the devastation. Yet she still has faith. We were privileged enough to meet her and hear her story about growing up in Baghdad through the war and poverty. ‘When the fighting began, I didn’t understand what […]