Haigazian University and the Armenian Genocide
Haigazian University and the Armenian Genocide, an article by Dr. Paul Haidostian
Haigazian University in Beirut, Lebanon, is a partner of Global Ministries. The Rev. Dr. Paul Haidostian, president of the University, wrote this article which appeared in the April 2009 issue of The Armenian Weekly. To read the full article, click here to visit the magazine’s website, and download the April issue. The article appears on pp. 40-42. The article begins:
“When one explores the foundations on which Haigazian University was established in Beirut in 1955,a number of momentous names and conditions surface,namely,the Armenian Missionary Association ofAmerica (AMAA),the Union of Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE), Rev.Dr.Armenag Haigazian, Mr. Stephen Philibosian, Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Mary Mehagian, and Elizabeth and Mary Webb. In there somewhere, a lucid and noteworthy thread imposes itself: the enduring shadow of the Armenian Genocide and the ensuing will of rebirth.
Haigazian College (as it was known at the time ofits foundation) was born through the partnership of a local Armenian Middle Eastern church and an American Armenian association, both of which had manifested themselves as instruments ofthe rebirth of the Armenian people, spiritually, socially,and physically.”