Armenia’s “velvet revolution” made history when peaceful protests in Spring 2018 unseated decades of entrenched authoritarian rule and corruption. It's a season of freedom.
God is at work among Armenian communities, bringing dignity and hope out of poverty and despair. You are invited to be part of this mission. The Jinishian Memorial Program addresses the needs of the whole person—social, economic and spiritual-with projects ranging from emergency aid to long-term development. Drawing on a half-century of experience, we also adapt and innovate, adjusting priorities according to particular conditions in Armenia, Lebanon and Syria, as well as Istanbul, Jerusalem, Nagorno-Karabakh and Georgia. This year, we celebrate 50 years of 100 percent local mission. As a program supported by an endowment fund of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and advised by Apostolic, Catholic and Evangelical local board members, we serve struggling Armenian communities through transformational faith-based projects. Jinishian is a recognized leader in creative, sustainable change.
JMP invites you to Armenia in early October 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.
Consider visiting Armenia with Jinishian in 2016 and experience a close connection with our people! Journey to this beautiful, ancient Christian homeland with a focus on culture, outreach, and faith.
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 Christmas blessings to needy children, bring dignity to teens and elderly in Lebanon, and make a lasting impact in Armenia.
Spring 2014: Presbyterians call for genocide recognition; Survivors in Syria have a legacy of faith; At-risk teens in Lebanon find hope; Armenian youth compete in international debate competition.
Fall 2013: Along with fine-tuned relief work, we continue the long-term development work you see in this issue. Micro-loan success stories 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.
The Spring 2013 issue tells 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.
The Fall 2012 issue includes: Courageous partners in Syria continue critical health care programs; Working in community reduces and prevents human suffering in Lebanon; Thousands of Armenian children learn to live in peace and love.
The Spring 2012 issue gives a 50-year history and update of the Jinishian Memorial Program in response to the many inquiries from our readers and supporters.