What is the Jinishian Memorial Program?
Relief. Development. Faith.
With 100% local teams, Jinishian reaches more than 100,000 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
- Renewing the faith and promise of post-communist Armenia by focusing on long-term, community-based social and economic development.
- Caring for a vulnerable Christian minority trapped in Syria’s relentless violence, scarcity, and inflation. See video from Syria
- Helping the increasingly strained population in Lebanon while aiding an influx of refugees.
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.
Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, April 24
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