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World Council of Churches Endorses Palestinian Protests Over Temple Mount Security Measures

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(Worthy News) – The World Council of Churches (WCC) has declared its support for the Palestinian campaign against Israeli control of Jerusalem’s holy sites, describing new Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount as a “corrosive act in the midst of an already-fragile peace.” “Keeping the historical status quo and supporting equal rights for Christians,…

Preparing for IDOP: Learning the stories of the persecuted Church

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International (MNN) — We’re focusing on the persecuted Church this week in preparation for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church this Sunday, November 5th. But in order to pray for our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters, we have to get to know them and their stories. (Photo courtesy of Voice of the…

Hamas commander killed in ISIS suicide bombing at Rafah crossing

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(Worthy News) – A commander in Hamas’s military wing was killed early Thursday in an ISIS suicide bombing at the Rafah border crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip and Egypt. According to the Gazan Interior Ministry, Hamas forces stopped for a security check two people who were nearing the border crossing from inside the strip…

Antibiotic resistance could spell end of modern medicine, says chief medic

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(Worthy News) – England’s chief medical officer has repeated her warning of a “post-antibiotic apocalypse” as she urged world leaders to address the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Prof Dame Sally Davies said that if antibiotics lose their effectiveness it would spell “the end of modern medicine”. Without the drugs used to fight infections, common…

Maryland governor signs order blocking Israel boycotts

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(Worthy News) – Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Monday blocking the state from awarding contracts to companies that support boycotts of Israel. Hogan said requests for future bids on state contracts will include language certifying that a company has not engaged in a boycott of Israel. The governor, speaking with Jewish leaders…

Texas Adoption Law Seen as Major Victory for Religious Freedom

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(Worthy News) – In order to prevent such lawsuits in Texas, lawmakers passed a bill that would protect Christian adoption agencies for refusing gay couples. Faith-based operations make up 25 percent of the child-placing agencies in Texas. Over the past few years, many faith-based groups stopped taking cases from the state’s foster care system, fearing…

Asheville Area Non-Profit Organizations

Buncombe Baptist Association

The Buncombe Baptist Association is an autonomous association of Baptist churches in the Buncombe County, Asheville, North Carolina area.

Phone: 828-252-1864 Visit Website
New Beginning Support

Are you the family member or friend of someone who struggles or who is gay identified? Are you a church leader or member who wants to know more about ministering to those who are affected by homosexuality? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you have found the right place. We are here for you.

Phone: (828) 551-1068 Visit Website

Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) creates opportunities for churches to work in collaboration and cooperation to serve the critical needs of their neighbors. ABCCM is a coalition of area congregations that respond to emergency assistance needs in Asheville and Buncombe County for families in poverty, those incarcerated, the homeless and the uninsured.

Phone: (828) 259-5300 Visit Website

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