Leaders search for alternatives in a region at the heart of the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
“This region called Nagorno-Karabakh – we call it Artsakh – is an indigenous Armenian location. [There are] churches dating back to the fourth century,” says Dr. Haig Kherlopian, lead pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Church of New York.
In 2020, “there was a 44-day war where Azerbaijan and jihadists from the Middle East led an assault” against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia and Azerbaijan both claim the territory, and the war’s end left both sides unhappy.
“[Azeri forces killed] innocent (Armenian) civilians using drones; many war crimes took place, and they took the land from our people.”
This Sunday, April 24, marks the 107th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian massacre. The Ottoman Empire, created by Turkish tribes, arrested 235 Armenian poets, doctors, religious leaders, and political dissidents. In the following months, militants tortured and publicly executed most of them.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray truth and justice will prevail in Armenia.
- Pray Armenian believers’ faith and courage will remain strong.