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SAT-7 Supports Afghan Christians in Danger from Taliban

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Underground Afghan Christians are fearing for their lives as the Taliban is going door to door looking for believers who have the Bible on their phones. In response SAT-7’s Persian language television station is providing special broadcasts to help the believers in this troubled region. SAT-7 PARS is also running emergency on-screen… Continue reading SAT-7 Supports Afghan Christians in Danger from Taliban

SAT-7 Celebrates 25 years in the Middle East

NICOSIA, CYPRESS — After 25 years of Christian broadcasting in the Middle East and North Africa SAT-7 is celebrating this remarkable milestone, as they continue to reach millions of their viewers with the message of Christ. GNA spoke to their founder Terry Ascott who shares how they never dreamed they would have the growing media… Continue reading SAT-7 Celebrates 25 years in the Middle East

SAT-7 Launches the Middle East’s First Christian on-demand Streaming Service

LEBANON, BEIRUT — SAT-7 is the first Christian satellite television ministry to offer an on-demand streaming service in the Middle East, and the only broadcaster to offer this in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish. The SAT-7 PLUS platform, which functions similarly to popular secular streaming services, is available on web browsers and as an app for… Continue reading SAT-7 Launches the Middle East’s First Christian on-demand Streaming Service

SAT-7 Wins NRB Award for ‘Innovative Outreach’ in Middle East, North Africa

SAT-7 WINS NRB AWARD FOR 'GOSPEL EFFECTIVENESS' IN MIDDLE EAST: SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) -- a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcaster that reaches 25 million people in the Middle East and North Africa -- has won a major award from National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world's largest association of Christian communicators. It comes as SAT-7 ramps up its satellite programs and online services in the troubled region, where it's experiencing record numbers of viewer responses.

EASTON, MD — SAT-7, a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcaster that reaches 25 million people in the Middle East and North Africa — has won a major award from National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), the world’s largest association of Christian communicators. SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) received the NRB’s International Media Award for 2021 — one of the coveted annual Media… Continue reading SAT-7 Wins NRB Award for ‘Innovative Outreach’ in Middle East, North Africa

SAT-7 Launches First Programmes from Tunisia

TUNISIA — SAT-7 have launched their first ever broadcasts from the North African country of Tunisia, starting with a television show highlighting the Christian meaning behind Christmas. More shows are planned for this year including a discussion programme called Standard Talk. George Makeen, SAT-7 Arabic Channels International Director, says: “It is exciting to see a… Continue reading SAT-7 Launches First Programmes from Tunisia

SAT-7 Empowers Middle East Kids to Find True Freedom

BEIRUT — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, SAT-7 Kids’ faith-filled television and digital media programmes are bringing joy and freedom to children in the Middle East. The impact of their broadcast ministry is highlighted in a new TV Special called Free To Be Me. A new TV… Continue reading SAT-7 Empowers Middle East Kids to Find True Freedom

SAT-7 Stands with People of Beirut on the Screens and on the Streets

BEIRUT — As the people of Beirut continue to contend with the aftermath of last month’s explosion, SAT-7 ARABIC and SAT-7 KIDS have come alongside those suffering – both with programs offering spiritual and mental health support and with on-the-ground initiatives that make God’s love visible on the streets. “We thank you for your prayers,… Continue reading SAT-7 Stands with People of Beirut on the Screens and on the Streets

SAT-7 Broadcasting Hope to Lebanon Following Beirut Blast

BEIRUT — Immediately following the Beirut blast SAT-7’s Arabic channel urged prayers for the wounded and for families who have lost their loved ones. They also asked for prayers for politicians in their decision making and for Lebanon to continue as a hub for coexistence and freedom in the Middle East. Through a series of… Continue reading SAT-7 Broadcasting Hope to Lebanon Following Beirut Blast

SAT-7 KIDS Stages Live Facebook Event; airs kids’ videos to calm fears

EASTON, MD — SAT-7 Kids in a media ministry to hildren living in a “world of fear” in the Middle East. Through a live Facebook event, they are helping kids to conquer their deepest anxieties — by sharing their own uplifting faith with others on satellite television and social media. Entangled in wars, social unrest,… Continue reading SAT-7 KIDS Stages Live Facebook Event; airs kids’ videos to calm fears

SAT-7 Shares Good News in Latest Annual Report

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – SAT-7, the Christian media ministry to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), recently published its annual report for 2019. SAT-7 continues to reach beyond borders and into the homes of people in countries where sharing the Gospel face-to-face is difficult at best. “SAT-7 broadcasts … through four channels in three languages… Continue reading SAT-7 Shares Good News in Latest Annual Report

Christian TV Network SAT-7 Releases ‘Sequel of Hope’ for World Refugee Day, Featuring Myriam – Girl Who Forgave ISIS

Sequel of Hope – a new video released by Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 for World Refugee Day, June 20 – features Myriam, an Iraqi Christian girl who stunned the world when she forgave ISIS for their terror rampage.

Iraqi girl who ‘captured millions of hearts’ urges Christians to pray, bring hope to refugee childrenEASTON, MD — A refugee girl in the “cradle of Christianity” – who captured the hearts of millions on TV and social media with a message of hope and forgiveness – is calling on Christians to take action on World… Continue reading Christian TV Network SAT-7 Releases ‘Sequel of Hope’ for World Refugee Day, Featuring Myriam – Girl Who Forgave ISIS

Middle East Christian Broadcaster SAT-7 Announces New CEO

Lebanese-born Rita El-Mounayer takes over reins from visionary founder Dr. Terence Ascott, heralding “child focused” era for satellite TV ministry ASTON, MD — Pioneering Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 has announced the appointment of Rita El-Mounayer as its new chief executive officer (CEO). She takes over from visionary SAT-7 founder and longtime CEO Terence Ascott,… Continue reading Middle East Christian Broadcaster SAT-7 Announces New CEO

SAT-7 Is Reaching Beyond Closed Doors

NICOSIA, CYPRUS – SAT-7 Christian TV supports churches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by making God’s Word available across borders and offering programs in the languages of the region. Whether those borders are geographic, generational, cultural, or linguistic, SAT-7 has continued to grow over the past 22 years. Using four main satellite… Continue reading SAT-7 Is Reaching Beyond Closed Doors

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SAT-7 KIDS Marks a Decade of Christian Programming to Some of World’s Most Closed Countries

SAT-7 KIDS is marking 10 years of impacting the spiritual lives of millions of children in the Middle East and North Africa, through Christian programming that reaches homes in places where sharing the gospel openly is often restricted.

Millions of young viewers have found ‘unfailing hope’ through 24/7 network focused on region’s teens and children NASHVILLE—Christian media group SAT-7  marked a major milestone at “Proclaim 18,” the 75th annual National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention—a decade of children’s broadcasting in the Middle East and North Africa, where churches may be outlawed and sharing the… Continue reading SAT-7 KIDS Marks a Decade of Christian Programming to Some of World’s Most Closed Countries

Afghanistan: ‘Christian Taliban’ Ask to ‘Meet Jesus’

AFGHANISTAN: 'CHRISTIAN TALIBAN' ASK TO 'MEET JESUS:' Despite the threat of persecution,, Afghans are turning to Christianity in growing numbers -- and creating a wave of "Christian Taliban," satellite television and online media ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) reports. Viewers -- eager to meet Jesus -- are asking: "Is Jesus in the studio?"

EASTON, MD — Despite the threat of persecution, Afghans are turning to Christianity in growing numbers — and creating a wave of “Christian Taliban,” a ministry to Afghanistan reports. “The word ‘Taliban’ actually means ‘student,’” said Dr. Rex Rogers, president of Christian media ministry SAT-7 USA (www.sat7usa.org), “and right now increasing numbers of Afghans are… Continue reading Afghanistan: ‘Christian Taliban’ Ask to ‘Meet Jesus’

How Will Afghan Christians Survive Under the Taliban?

DARE TO BELIEVE: A veteran Christian media pioneer who lived through rocket attacks and car bombings in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, says Christians in the Middle East have never been more willing to risk everything to put their faith on display. Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East -- a new book launched today -- tells how Christian television ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) mushroomed into one of the Middle East's most-watched networks since the first broadcast exactly 25 years ago.

EASTON, MD — With Afghanistan in the news, interview a daring 50-year Christian media pioneer in the Middle East — and hear his surprising take on cultural and religious shifts in the red-hot region. Middle East Christian media pioneer Terence “Terry” Ascott, founder of SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) and author of the new book Dare to Believe!… Continue reading How Will Afghan Christians Survive Under the Taliban?

Families Share Stories of Hope at Site of Beirut Blast

BEIRUT, LEBANON – Families from across Lebanon who lost loved ones in the Beirut explosion that claimed more than 200 lives in August 2020 shared stories on how the blast changed their lives forever, during a SAT-7 special program called You Are Not Alone, a year on from the disaster. The Christian television station filmed… Continue reading Families Share Stories of Hope at Site of Beirut Blast

Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

BEIRUT, LEBANON – On the one year anniversary of the devastating Beirut blast explosion, thousands of people are still homeless and the crisis is growing. Shortages of water, electricity, and medicine plus a financial free-fall are turning Lebanon into what some are calling a “failed state”. In the midst of the crisis, the Christian satellite… Continue reading Beirut Blast Anniversary Prompts Request for Prayer

Media ‘Daredevil’ Focuses on ‘Courageous Faith’ in Middle East

DARE TO BELIEVE: A veteran Christian media pioneer who lived through rocket attacks and car bombings in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, says Christians in the Middle East have never been more willing to risk everything to put their faith on display. Dare to Believe! Stories of Faith from the Middle East -- a new book launched today -- tells how Christian television ministry SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) mushroomed into one of the Middle East's most-watched networks since the first broadcast exactly 25 years ago.

EASTON, MD — A veteran Christian media pioneer who lived through rocket attacks and car bombings in war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, says Christians in the Middle East have never been more willing to risk everything to put their faith on display. After decades of isolation and “underground” church meetings, Middle East Christians are now using the… Continue reading Media ‘Daredevil’ Focuses on ‘Courageous Faith’ in Middle East

For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

FOR MILLIONS OF ARABIC CHILDREN, REMOTE LEARNING IS A LIFELINE: Christian satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) is providing an education otherwise unattainable for millions of Arabic children. SAT-7 ACADEMY offers lessons in English, Arabic, mathematics and the sciences for primary school students in various grades. These classes, accessible even by kids in refugee camps, are a valuable tool in combating illiteracy across the Middle East and North Africa.

EASTON, MD — While many American parents see the past year’s remote learning as a source of their children’s depression and academic shortfalls, satellite TV lessons from SAT-7, a unique Christian media ministry, are providing a critical education for millions of students in war-torn nations in the Middle East and North Africa. One of every… Continue reading For Millions of Arab Children, Remote Learning Represents Survival

‘Year of Terrible Tempest’ Brings Surge of Hope in Middle East, North Africa

'YEAR OF TERRIBLE TEMPEST' BRINGS SURGE OF HOPE IN MIDDLE EAST: Record numbers of people in the Middle East and North Africa turned to a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcast ministry that showed them "living examples of hope" in 2020, a "year of terrible tempest." In the first nine months of 2020, 310,000 viewers called or messaged Middle East-based television network SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org), seeking support and prayer.

EASTON, MD — Record numbers of people in the Middle East and North Africa turned to a one-of-a-kind Christian broadcast ministry that showed them “living examples of hope” during 2020 — a “year of terrible tempest” — according to newly released figures. Amid the pandemic lockdown, soaring unemployment, hunger and domestic violence, economic meltdown, and… Continue reading ‘Year of Terrible Tempest’ Brings Surge of Hope in Middle East, North Africa

‘God Has Not Deserted Us’: A Voice of Hope In Beirut’s Carnage

Photo credit: Rita El-Mounayer, CEO, SAT-7 International

LEBANON, BEIRUT — Our hope hangs by a thread. The COVID-19 pandemic and the massive blast that devastated Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, six months ago have brought my native country to its knees, and left many asking: “Will we ever see hope dawn again?” The few medical facilities still standing after the gigantic explosion at the… Continue reading ‘God Has Not Deserted Us’: A Voice of Hope In Beirut’s Carnage

U.S. Christians Urged ‘Be Vigilant’ as Church Closures Hit Algeria

SHUTTERED CHURCHES: As America's churches face tough new COVID-19 restrictions on worship and gatherings, churches in Algeria have been totally closed down amid fears they might never be allowed to re-open. Thousands are turning to satellite television and online services for spiritual support, says Christian broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org)

EASTON, MD — As America’s churches face tough new COVID-19 restrictions on worship and gatherings, churches in one North African country have been totally closed down amid fears they might never be allowed to re-open. “What is happening to churches in Algeria is alarming and should alert us in America to be vigilant about our… Continue reading U.S. Christians Urged ‘Be Vigilant’ as Church Closures Hit Algeria

The Prayer of Lebanon’s Youth

BEIRUT — SAT-7 KIDS youth presenter Markus Kashouh reports on how young people in Lebanon are feeling, responding and praying since the devastating explosion that rocked Beirut in August this year. Markus Kashouh, SAT-7 Kids: Hi I’m Markus and I’m a presenter in SAT-7 Kids. Just like anyone else questions come to my mind and… Continue reading The Prayer of Lebanon’s Youth

Satellite TV, Social Media Fuel ‘World’s Fastest Growing Church’ in Iran

IRAN’S ‘SKYROCKETING SECRET CHURCH’: Iran’s “underground” house church movement — the fastest growing church in the world — is being fueled by explosive social media use and satellite television viewership, according to Middle East satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org).

EASTON, MD — Iran’s “underground” house church movement — the fastest growing evangelical church in the world — is being fueled by explosive social media use and satellite television viewership, according to new findings. Middle East satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) reveals thousands of Iranians regularly tune into Christian programs on its SAT-7 PARS channel that… Continue reading Satellite TV, Social Media Fuel ‘World’s Fastest Growing Church’ in Iran

‘Disaster Response TV’ Brings Virtual School to Beirut Blast Kids

SATELLITE TV BRINGS SCHOOL TO BEIRUT BLAST KIDS: As Lebanon's capital reels from a catastrophic explosion last month that destroyed 120 schools, Christian satellite television network SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) is broadcasting free lessons every day to tens of thousands of children whose lives have been thrown into chaos by the blast and COVID-19.

EASTON, MD — As Lebanon’s capital, Beirut reels from a catastrophic explosion disaster that destroyed more than 100 schools, the response of a faith-based satellite television network in the Middle East is broadcasting free lessons every day to thousands of children unable to go back to school. Some 120 public and private schools in Beirut… Continue reading ‘Disaster Response TV’ Brings Virtual School to Beirut Blast Kids

Breakfast for Joy Givers Following the Explosion in Beirut

BEIRUT — Following Beirut’s devastating explosion several recent initiatives have seen SAT-7 staff bring food and water to those continuing the mammoth task of clearing glass and securing buildings, including providing a breakfast to one volunteer group. Maroun Bou Rached, SAT-7 Lebanon’s Executive Director. explains why their team were preparing breakfast for 250 volunteers of… Continue reading Breakfast for Joy Givers Following the Explosion in Beirut

Major Beirut Explosion Followed by Calls For Prayers for Peace and Healing

BEIRUT — A massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut early Tuesday evening (August 4) has left thousands wounded and caused extensive damage according to early reports. “Everyone is in shock and devastated by what has happened. Our staff is all accounted for, but the SAT-7 studios have suffered minor damage. Please pray for calm… Continue reading Major Beirut Explosion Followed by Calls For Prayers for Peace and Healing

Beirut Blast: Middle East Christian TV Broadcaster Launches Special Programming

HEALING AFTER BEIRUT BLAST: A major Christian Arabic language broadcaster in Lebanon is airing special live programming, reassuring shell-shocked viewers after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 113 people and injured more than 4,000 yesterday. Satellite network SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) broadcast a special Arabic-language program Lebanon: The Pain and Hope.

EASTON, MD — Immediately after the big Beirut blast, a major Christian Arabic language broadcaster in Lebanon is airing special live programming, reassuring shell-shocked viewers, many of whose friends and family were among at least 113 people dead and more than 4,000 injured. Satellite network SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) reported minor damage to its Beirut studios a… Continue reading Beirut Blast: Middle East Christian TV Broadcaster Launches Special Programming

Attacks on Turkish Churches as Some Blame Christians for COVID-19

EASTON, MD — A satellite television broadcaster in the Middle East is using its unique platform to show that Christians are not a threat as angry protesters attack churches and some blame Christians for COVID-19. After a recent arson attempt on a church in Istanbul — Turkey’s largest city — the suspect told police that… Continue reading Attacks on Turkish Churches as Some Blame Christians for COVID-19

MENA: An Explosion of Spiritual Hunger

MENA – Have you seen the news from Iran lately? If you have, you probably know about the economic sanctions, the assassination of one of its military leaders, the military training incident where an Iranian ship launched a missile that hit one of its own ships, taking 20 lives. Earthquakes have rocked the country several… Continue reading MENA: An Explosion of Spiritual Hunger

‘Horrifying Surge’ in Lockdown Domestic Violence

EASTON, MD — A spike in domestic violence caused by the COVID-19 lockdown is sending shockwaves around the globe — and driving victims in some countries to live television chat shows and social media for help, a satellite broadcaster revealed today. Middle East satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) says interest in its live programs tackling domestic… Continue reading ‘Horrifying Surge’ in Lockdown Domestic Violence

Iranian TV Viewers See ‘Living Hope’ Amid Coronavirus Crisis

IRAN — In the eye of the coronavirus storm, anxious viewers in the Middle East and North Africa are looking to live Christian TV for reassurance — desperate to see “living hope” amid the escalating coronavirus crisis. As nations introduce strict measures to curb the coronavirus, SAT-7 Christian satellite TV becomes ‘channel of calm’ across… Continue reading Iranian TV Viewers See ‘Living Hope’ Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Faith-Fueled Satellite TV Combats Coronavirus ‘Wave of Fear’

COMBATING CORONAVIRUS 'WAVE OF FEAR': Speaking to viewers in homes across the Middle East and North Africa, pioneering satellite broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) aims to "calm the wave of fear with God's peace" via real-time, faith-fueled programs, like SAT-7 KIDS' show Family of Jesus, that openly discuss the coronavirus crisis.

EASTON, MD — As anxious families in the troubled Middle East and North Africa — and especially Iran — face the coronavirus epidemic, Christian broadcaster SAT-7 (www.sat7usa.org) today launched a new campaign to “calm the wave of fear with God’s peace.” With coronavirus — known as COVID-19 — threatening to become a global pandemic, more… Continue reading Faith-Fueled Satellite TV Combats Coronavirus ‘Wave of Fear’

‘Real-Time’ Interactive TV Program Brings Hope to Iran’s ‘Secret’ Christians

Amid U.S.-Iran tensions, broadcaster SAT-7 gives Iranian Christians first opportunity to share with millions of viewers, many from extremist backgrounds EASTON — Pioneering broadcaster SAT-7 today announced a virtual, “real-time” television news-talk show — Signal — that is the first program of its kind encouraging Iran’s “secret Christians” — at a time when U.S.-Iran tensions… Continue reading ‘Real-Time’ Interactive TV Program Brings Hope to Iran’s ‘Secret’ Christians

25 Afghans Trust Christ While Watching Satellite TV Broadcast

NICOSIA, Cyprus (28 February 2018) – The vision of SAT-7 International is “to see a growing Church in the Middle East and North Africa, confident in Christian faith and witness, serving the community and contributing to the good of society and culture.” The seeds of the ministry that would become SAT-7 International were sown in… Continue reading 25 Afghans Trust Christ While Watching Satellite TV Broadcast

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Egyptian Christians in Trouble

  Image by Kareem mamduh Ismail The Coptic Church in Egypt is in trouble. ISIS has vowed to eradicate the Church in Egypt. Per Fox News, “ISIS recently released a video in which they call for ‘fellow jihadists’ to murder the Coptic Christians of Al Arish which they refer to as their ‘favorite prey.’” ISIS… Continue reading Egyptian Christians in Trouble

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Turkey detains thousands of citizens after failed coup attempt

Turkey’s federal government has detained nearly 80,000 military, police and civil service employees after a failed coup attempt this summer that resulted in more than 270 deaths and the shutdown of more than 130 news outlets. The purge, ordered by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, included military, media, education and justice sectors, as reported by The… Continue reading Turkey detains thousands of citizens after failed coup attempt