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Jinishian Memorial Program
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Eliza Minasyan 
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JMP enables Armenians in need, especially genocide survivors and their descendants, to move from poverty and despair to self-sufficiency and hope.

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What is the Jinishian Memorial Program?

An ecumenical relief and development agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) enables Armenians in need to move from poverty and despair to self-sufficiency and hope — through relief, development and spiritual uplift. In 1967 Vartan H. Jinishian’s bequest to the church was made in loving memory of his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Haroutune Jinishian of Marash, Turkey, to address continued hardships faced by Armenians in need overseas.

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PC(USA) Commemorates the Armenian Genocide

On June 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan, the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide, urging congregations to commemorate its centennial in 2015, and directing church leadership to call upon the United States President and Congress to condemn the acts as genocide as well. Continue reading


Watch award-winning documentary, "AGHET,"
produced in 2010 by German public television, which draws on extensive archival evidence and first-hand witnesses to tell the story of the Armenian Genocide. In a world where genocide is denied, Presbyterians must know and share the story. Begin planning for your congregation to commemorate the 100th anniversary on April 26, 2015.

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Less than 300 miles from Bethlehem, an Armenian family in Syria lives as refugees in their own city. Yet they are not alone—the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) brought laughter to war-traumatized children at a Christmas party. We’re providing fuel for winter. We help give life-saving care to the injured.

And you can be part of this mission, too, bringing God’s mercy to life, lifting up the lowly, filling the hungry with good things.

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A Prayer of Hope for Syria

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

We trust you, O Lord. You are the solid rock upon which we build our lives, and we pray and ask you to give peace to our hearts, to our country and to the whole world. Peace comes with forgiving and loving. We gain strength by loving each other. We cannot live on this earth without faith, hope and love. Only your promises give us hope and courage during these difficult days.

 “And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will restore, support, strengthen, and establish you.” (1 Peter 5:7-10)

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