The six weeks of bloody armed conflict that occurred a few weeks ago in Artsakh- Armenian name of Nagorno -Karabakh- ended with a ceasefire, in effect as of midnight November 9-10, as well as with a deal that leaves the region short of a clear and sustainable and long-lasting peace. It was an arrangement loose enough to maintain a tense coexistence with no reliable foundation for more durable peace.Read more
‘Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me’ - Psalm 23:4
The calamitous end of the national turmoil of the past seven weeks is agonizing for every Armenian as we face the bitter post war reality on the ground in Armenia and Artsakh. The sacrifice of a generation of heroes younger than the age of the current conflict; destruction of civilian towns and villages of the peaceful indigenous population in Artsakh, the blazing fires of historic forests, shelling of churches, hospitals and schools; use of internationally prohibited weaponry are all the quotient of a seven week long brutal assault on Armenia and Artsakh.Read more
The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) is a long-time partner of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), through Global Ministries. Founded in 1918, the AMAA is present in 24 countries around the world today. The AMAA runs many children’s programs, provides relief and humanitarian aid, education, as well as church ministries.Read more
NCC, Member Communions Together Call for Peace Between Azerbaijan and Armenia,
Support US diplomacy to End Violent Conflict
The National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) reiterates its lament and deep concern about the continuing conflict and rapidly deteriorating situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, known by its Armenian residents as Artsakh. In the last three weeks, since the NCC issued an earlier statement and prayer, the people of the region have continued to be victims of Azerbaijani aggression, and a violation of the cease fire agreement brokered by Russia and supported by the United States and others. The NCC supports the new cease-fire agreement brokered by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo between the parties – Armenia and Azerbaijan – as a first step towards ending the conflict. We pray that it will bring peace to Artsakh, and urge that this new cease fire agreement be observed immediately, even while a more robust resolution of the conflict is being pursued.Read more
October 29, 2020 - These are days of widespread concern for the wider Middle East region. In particular, what befell Armenians a century ago has shown itself once again in our lifetime.
In 1915 the Armenians of Turkey were subjected to a plan of extermination known the world over as the Armenian Genocide. To this day the Turkish Republic has steadfastly refused to acknowledge the acts of its Ottoman forefathers. It is a crime against humanity that has remained unpunished for over a century, and this impunity has allowed the crime to be repeated.
Early in 1988 a referendum was held in Karabagh (which is known by its historic name, “Artsakh”, by the Armenian people), an autonomous region under Azerbaijan SSR’s authority since the 1920s, to come under the authority of the Armenian SSR.Read more
In the midst of the continuing escalation of conflict and violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ offers this prayer for peace. We join the voices of ecumenical organizations and partners seeking an immediate end to the crisis.Read more
The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) laments the increased hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the loss of life in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. As the fighting escalates, NCC opposes this unprovoked surprise attack by Azerbaijan that has brought Armenia into a state of war.
The NCC stands in solidarity with the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, the World Council of Churches, and people of goodwill everywhere in expressing our outrage and deep sadness at this conflict.Read more
The Global Ministries Child and Elder Sponsorship Program shares this wonderful story from the Armenian Missionary Association of America's (AMAA) Child Sponsorship Program. Learn more about the Global Ministries Child and Elder Sponsorship Program.
When Alla was just 4 years old, her parents got divorced. Alla had to move to her grandmother’s house where she, her mother Lousine, and her two uncles lived. Four years later, Alla's father died of a heart attack. The transition between her parents divorcing, moving into a different home and her father dying placed Alla and her mother in a psychological crisis.Read more
It was announced on October 24 that the House of Representatives would hold a vote on H.Res. 296, a resolution recognizing and memorializing the Armenian Genocide. From 1915-1923, the Ottoman army carried out a campaign which resulted in the death of one and a half million Armenians, Syrian Orthodox, and others. Another million people were forcibly expelled from Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), many of whom resettled in Aleppo, Syria.Read more