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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?
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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Commemorating the Armenian Genocide
On April 24th, we observe the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide—the systematic massacre of one and a half million Armenians that 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 commemorate these Armenian lives and condemn the acts as genocide. Continue reading about the GA action
Join Presbyterians in PRAYER and read the story of Pokr Vedi village in the Presbyterian Prayer Calendar.
Prepare for WORSHIP! Every year April 24th is a Day of Remembrance. Click to download printable resources including a Minute for Missions insert.
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Your gifts and prayers encourage our dedicated team every day. Your active support lets those who struggle most know they are not alone.
This year Jinishian launched a new cancer detection and prevention program to bring free cancer screenings to women in remote villages. We are keeping pace with the ever-increasing need in Syria.
JMP has the experience and effective tools, but we know we need to do more. Our dedicated team is ready to put your gift into action. Our giving catalog is filled with practical projects your family or church can support. Choose a gift.Continue reading
Journey to Armenia 2017
Come and experience this beautiful, ancient Christian homeland with a focus on culture, outreach and faith. Take more than a tour—make a connection! Enjoy warm hospitality, visit villages and historic treasures and join our 50th anniversary festivities.
“All I can say is--Go… and let the people, their faith and the landscapes draw you into their embrace." Charlie HammilContinue reading
Jinishian aids survival, brings dignity in Syria
Five years of war has left every remaining Armenian family in need. The Jinishian Memorial Program in Syria helped 6,000 people in 2015, our doors open daily with aid and encouragement.
In spite of continual violence at our sites in Aleppo, Kamishly, and Damascus, Jinishian staff have maintained uninterrupted communication and funds transfers.
All centers for health and social services remain open daily, rendering critical financial aid, moral support, and medical referrals.
Going beyond wartime disaster relief, JMP also initiated three new development projects focused on building hope and capacity among Armenians still in Syria.Continue reading
Beirut teens find pathway out of poverty
Unable to focus on their education while they work long shifts for below minimum wage, teenagers in Beirut are vulnerable to abuse, with little hope of escaping generational poverty.
The Jinishian Memorial Program in Lebanon has created a safe space where teens can study, get counseling and take part in vocational training to work toward their dreams. The Teen Development Program aims to empower girls who have been unable to complete their high school education because of social and financial hardships, thus paving a way through these challenges as they enter adulthood. Most importantly, the young women who participate grow in the confidence of knowing they are loved by God.Continue reading