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U.S. pastor has been imprisoned in Turkey for one year

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Turkey (MNN) — Tomorrow marks exactly one year since U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson was imprisoned in Turkey. It has been a tumultuous year for Brunson and those fighting for his freedom. Brunson’s Case Andrew and Norine Brunson (Photo courtesy of World Watch Monitor) Brunson was initially charged with “membership in an armed terrorist organization.” However,…

Islamic State got U.S. weapons meant for Syrian rebels: study

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(Worthy News) – Sophisticated weapons the U.S. military secretly provided to Syrian rebels ended up with the Islamic State, a study said Thursday. Conflict Armament Research, a British-based organization, examined 40,000 weapons and other items recovered from the Islamic State from July 2014 to last month — time which the U.S.-led coalition removed militants from…

Saudi Arabia to extract uranium for 'self-sufficient' nuclear program

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(Worthy News) – Saudi Arabia plans to extract uranium domestically as part of its nuclear power program and sees this as a step towards “self-sufficiency” in producing atomic fuel, a senior official said on Monday. Extracting its own uranium also makes sense from an economic point of view, said Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, head of…

Sri Lanka faces worst flooding in over a decade

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Sri Lanka (MNN) — Sri Lanka is facing its worst flooding in over a decade. Torrential rains in the southwestern part of the country have left about 180 dead and over half a million displaced. (Photo courtesy of Asian Access) “You can’t even reach some of the places down south and in the center,” says…

What does it really mean to ‘Make America Great Again’?

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Int’l (MNN) — Make America Great Again. It’s the mantra that’s become ingrained in the national consciousness over the last two years, both embraced and scorned by millions. But what does it really mean? (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons) We spoke with George Durance of TeachBeyond, who explained how to Christians, the phrase should involve something…

Church of Sweden Opts for Gender Neutral Terms, Drops ‘He’ When Referring to God

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(Worthy News) – The Church of Sweden is making a few changes when it comes to how clergy refer to God the Father. According to the Telegraph, the church’s 251 member board voted to switch out terms like “Lord” and “He” and incorporate the more gender neutral term “God.” According the board, those changes will…

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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