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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?
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. Continue reading
PC(USA) Commemorates 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 (the Fourth Sunday of Easter), 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 APRIL 26th! Click to download printable resources. Find more here
- Print Minute for Mission bulletin insert about Presbyterian support for Armenians.
- Hymn for the 100th anniversary: "Lord, to You Our People Cry," by David Gambrell
- Pastoral prayer
- Give thanks for historical service that came from your own congregation toward Armenians. Connect with "America, We Thank you" campaign.
- Print A Genocide Remembered, by Vartkes M. Kassouni (or read online below)
- Regional guest speakers available. Contact Jinishian staff for referrals.
- Bring awareness of Armenian history to community and schools with educational resources.
Discover Armenia Pilgrimage Tour
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, join the World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 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
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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Read the newsletter
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.
Current Issue: 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 ...Continue reading