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Arising in England in the 17th century Puritan Reform movement, Baptists are known for believers' baptism by immersion and for independent congregations. During the 18th century Great Awakening in America, Baptist churches developed in a regional style. Authority in faith and practice rests in the local congregations of baptized believers. Worship usually features a sermon explaining the Bible, prayers, and hymn singing. Today Baptist churches are found in most countries of the world.  
Links:  American Baptist Churches USA Southern Baptist Convention  Baptist Union in Great Britain
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