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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?


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 Relief. Development. Faith.

With a 50 year legacy of service and 100% local teams, Jinishian reaches over 40,000 Armenians each year in Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Turkey, Jerusalem, Georgia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.

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.

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 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