Jinishian Memorial Program

What is the Jinishian Memorial Program?


Relief. Development. Faith.

With a 50 year legacy of service and 100% local teams, Jinishian reaches over 65,000 Armenians each year in Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Georgia, and Artsakh.

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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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, April 24, 2017

A systematic massacre of 1.5 million Armenians began in 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 annually 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! Every year April 24th is a Day of Remembrance. Click to download printable resources including a Minute for Missions insert. Find more here


Jinishian Jottings Spring 2014

In this issue: Presbyterians call for Armenian Genocide Recognition and Commemoration; Survivors in Syria have a legacy of faith; Carnegie Calian reflects on disclosing mistakes; At-risk teens in Lebanon find hope; High school debate team goes international; Jinishian brings smiles to children in Armenia

Jinishian Jottings Fall 2013

Along with fine-tuned relief work in response to the Syrian crisis, we continue the long-term development work you see in this issue. Stories of our micro-loan programs offer a glimpse of how Jinishian helps families and communities experience lasting change. Those projects bring hope and provide a foundation for a better future.

Jinishian Jottings Spring 2013

“Find stories of resolve, courage and ingenuity in the face of the tragic, and often unforeseeable, consequences of war. Jinishian has brought compassion where there is brutality, dedication where there was neglect, and adaptability even when the obstacles surround us on all sides.”

2012 Jinishian Jottings Fall Newsletter

“This is the time when it is tremendously important not to abandon the most vulnerable.” In the midst of political and economic crises, the Jinishian Memorial Program has persevered. Stories include: Courageous partners in Syria continue critical health care programs; Working in community reduces and prevents human suffering in Lebanon; Thousands of Armenian children learn… Read more »
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