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Plymouth Brethren

The Plymouth Brethren is a Christian religious movement founded in Dublin, Ireland in 1828 by John Nelson Darby, Edward Cronin, John Bellett, and Francis Hutchinson. As the movement spread, a large group of adherents assembled in Plymouth, England and the members were called the Plymouth Brethren.

Later this movement would split several times, resulting in the Open Brethren mainly referred to by the name "Plymouth Brethren" and the Exclusive Plymouth Brethren, a cult-like cell-structured movement led by James Taylor Senior, James Taylor Junior, James H. Symington, John S. Hales, and currently Bruce D. Hales.

The latter branch is not represented on the Internet for obvious reasons: their teachings forbids all use of computers, TV and radio, and their organization has strong mechanisms in place to ensure that this policy is followed. (They are, however, allowed to read newspapers.)

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