Study tour of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

PRESS RELEASE
General Assembly Mission Council
Mission Communications
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Susan E. Lindsey, APR, Senior Communications Associate
100 Witherspoon St., #5608
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
(502) 569-5060
Cell (502) 287-2268

Discover an old country
Study tour explores Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 18, 2010) – Applications to participate in a
study tour of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh are now being accepted by
the Jinishian Memorial Foundation<;, a
ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to the people of Armenia.
The study tour is June 13-24 and will offer participants the opportunity to:

* Learn about Armenian history, culture and politics
* Participate in excursions to historical and cultural sites
* Experience rural life and visit Armenian families
* Learn about the global economy and existing socio-economic problems
in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh
* Meet with Orthodox, Catholic and Evangelical Church leaders who support
the foundation’s work for social change
* Discover ways to become involved in making positive social change
Participants in the study tour will meet with farmers using Jinishian
Foundation micro-credit loans to expand their agricultural production,
and meet students participating in Armenia’s first high school debate
clubs – initiated by the foundation to engage students in civil
society. Along the way, the tour will also visit ancient churches,
historical sites, and the Vernissage, Armenia’s largest open air
marketplace.
Applications are due April 15, and are available at
, or by contacting Sara Todd, program manager,
at 1-800-728-7228, ext. 5291.
The Jinishian Memorial Foundation was established in 1966 to enable
Armenians in need to move from poverty and despair to self-sufficiency
and hope through relief, development and spiritual uplift.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)<; comprises more
than 2 million members in more than 10,000 congregations, answering
Christ’s call to mission and ministry throughout the United States and
the world.
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