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separatists,

in religion, those bodies of Christians who withdrew from the Church of England. They desired freedom from church and civil authority, control of each congregation by its membership, and changes in ritual. In the 16th cent. a group of early separatists were known as Brownists after their leader, Robert BrowneBrowne, Robert,
c.1550–1633, English clergyman and leader of a group of early separatists popularly known as Brownists. Browne conceived of the church as a self-governing local body of experiential believers in Jesus.
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. The name Independents came into use in the 17th cent. Among other separatist groups were the PilgrimsPilgrims,
in American history, the group of separatists and other individuals who were the founders of Plymouth Colony. The name Pilgrim Fathers is given to those members who made the first crossing on the Mayflower.
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, the Quakers (see Friends, Religious Society ofFriends, Religious Society of,
religious body originating in England in the middle of the 17th cent. under George Fox. The members are commonly called Quakers, originally a term of derision.
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), and the BaptistsBaptists,
denomination of Protestant Christians holding a distinctive belief with regard to the ordinance of baptism. Since 1644 the name has been applied to those who maintain that baptism should be administered to none but believers and that immersion is the only mode of
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. See CongregationalismCongregationalism,
type of Protestant church organization in which each congregation, or local church, has free control of its own affairs. The underlying principle is that each local congregation has as its head Jesus alone and that the relations of the various congregations
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An editorial in The Nation has criticized this reported overture by China with Baloch separatists with the objective of protecting its multi-billion projects, saying that if true, it is a matter of concern on many levels.
However, VOA reports that there are no talks between China and the separatists from Balochistan regarding the protection of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or OCHA, said staff were able to work a half-day Wednesday, citing a "cautious calm" after separatists seized most of the city from government loyalists.
The seizure of the Fourth Brigade is the biggest gain for the separatists since fighting in the port city, as the SRF had now gained control of most of Aden and fought their way to the gates of Al-Mashaiq Palace.
The court's decision will probably prevent Junqueras from being sworn in at the opening session of the new Catalan parliament on Jan 17 and complicates the separatist parties' search for a leader who is neither jailed nor abroad.
UKRAINIAN authorities and separatist rebels have begun a prisoner exchange in the country's east - the first major trade of captives from their conflict this year.
They were convened by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain to defeat a secessionist drive by Puigdemont and other separatist officials and to return the restive region to what the Spanish leader called "normality.
But given the fact that both alliance partners have spoken in different tones regarding engagement with separatists, the I NDIA T ODAY report revealing their real NIA has been roped in to probe the issue
One email supposedly sent by separatist leader Denis Pushilin features a map of Ukraine divided into three regions of which the eastern portion is labeled "Novorossiya" (New Russia) and the central region, "Malorossiya" (Lesser Russia).
17 pushed the separatists from Anefis, located about 1,500 kilometers (930 miles) northeast of Bamako, Mali's capital.
Raheel Sharif that after many years, now separatists have started to surrender and people of Balochistan have pinned hope on the current development that their province is going to become once again a peaceful region.
The documents -- which were provided to Khaleej Times by the Ukrainian embassy -- accuses Russian-backed separatists of breaking the ceasefire over 50 times on June 14.