Global Ministries expresses solidarity with Armenian partners, members, and friends
On the occasion of the 100th Armenian Martyrs’ Day, the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) leadership conveyed its solidarity and support to Armenian partners, members, and friends.
In a letter, the two communions’ General Ministers and Presidents and the Global Ministries’ Co-Executives wrote, “It is with humility and solidarity that we write to you this day, a day that holds dark memories for Armenians worldwide.” They recalled a mission history of relationships with the Armenian community stating, “Our own mission history richly intersects with the Armenian community of Anatolia in very direct ways, going back to the beginning of our mission presence in the Middle East, almost 200 years ago, in the early 19th century. We know that is but a short time in the proud history of Armenian Christianity, which spans more than 17 centuries, yet we are proud of the relationships that endure.”
They also pointed to the current situation in Syria, where many survivors of the Genocide resettled.
The full text of the letter is here: