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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.
What is the Jinishian Memorial Program?
Relief. Development. Faith.
Survivors of the Armenian Genocide still struggle today. We respond swiftly in changing conditions with compassion, innovation, and integrity.
Where there is poverty and despair, we bring self-sufficiency and hope by
- Caring for a vulnerable Christian minority trapped in Syria’s relentless violence, scarcity, and inflation.
- Helping the increasingly strained population in Lebanon while aiding an influx of refugees.
- Renewing the faith and promise of post-communist Armenia by focusing on long-term, community-based social and economic development.
In a spirit of Christian unity, we partner with Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical churches to serve the Armenian community as a whole—socially, economically, and spiritually.
We invite you to learn more about the wide scope of our programs and how you can get involved.
2015 Centennial of the Armenian Genocide
This year we observe the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide—the systematic massacre of one and a half million Armenians that began on April 24, 1915, and continued into the early 1920s. The 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called on congregations to remember this event in worship on April 26, 2015, and directed church leadership to urge the United States President and Congress to condemn the acts as genocide as well. Continue reading
PREPARE FOR WORSHIP! We encourage observation anytime throughout the year. Click to download printable resources including a Minute for Missions insert. Find more here
Discover Armenia Pilgrimage Tour, October 8-19, 2015
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is sponsoring on a 10-day journey to a beautiful, ancient Christian homeland. Enjoy worship, warm hospitality, and discussions with all three ecumenical church partners – Apostolic, Catholic and Evangelical. Hosted by the Jinishian Memorial Program, experience hands-on visits to faith-based community development projects in this post-Soviet republic. Led by Eliza Minasyan, Executive director of JMP, and associate, Cara Taylor.Continue reading
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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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Jinishian Memorial Program's informative newsletter for Presbyterian and Armenian congregations and communities offers the opportunity to learn about our work, to hear the stories of the people we serve, and to find out ways to partner with us. We welcome your suggestions for the newsletter on topics of interest to you. Please let us know your address if we do not already have it on file.
Check out our Christmas catalog! Learn how you can be a part of important Jinishian projects in Armenian communities--send critical aid to Syrians in wartime, give Christmas blessings ...Continue reading