Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations (PMUN) has compiled a new resource for Presbyterians. This 2-page country fact sheet on Lebanon summarizes the work currently undertaken by the various UN agencies. The fact sheet also highlights Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s historical and current partnerships with our church partners in the country, the guiding PC(USA) General Assembly… Read more »
Mission updates from the Middle East and Armenia. Read hopeful reports from within Syria and among refugees. With help from JMP, one family is making a life against the odds in Aleppo, and one refugee is rebuilding his life in Lebanon after devastating loss. The Jinishian Memorial Program has served within these communities for 50… Read more »
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) is bringing laughter to war-traumatized children at a Christmas party. We’re providing fuel for winter. We help give life-saving care to the injured.
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
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.
“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.”
“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 »
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23:42