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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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The separatists and Hadi's government are nominal allies in a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement in a broader regional conflict.
The separatists and the internationally recognized government of President Abed Rabbou Mansour Hadi are nominally united under the Arab coalition in their battle against the Houthis.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes fired flares over Yemen's Aden at dawn on Saturday, residents said, near camps occupied by southern separatist fighters who last week seized control of the port city which had been the interim seat of the government.
Therefore, there is no need to involve the Karabakh separatists into the negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.
The NIA had carried out searches last month at seven locations of separatists in Kashmir, including that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in connection with the case.
The clashes erupted after local Catalan police intervened to form a barrier when a separatist threw purple paint on a man who was part of another march of people in support of Spanish police.
The court further noted that the separatist organisation All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) was not a banned outfit under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
"They did not give us autonomy which is guaranteed by the Constitution, what will they give you?" the elder Abdullah told the separatists in an interview with the widely read Greater Kashmir daily newspaper.
Separatists from the Anglophone community in the country stepped up a campaign for greater autonomy in 2016.
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).
The simmering conflict in eastern Ukraine between Russia-backed separatists and government troops has killed more than 10,000 since 2014.