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Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses, international religious movement founded in 1872 by Charles Taze Russell in Pittsburgh, Pa. Their central doctrine is that the Second Coming of Christ is imminent. They avoid participation in secular government, which they see as diabolically inspired. Over a million members proselytize by house-to-house calls and through publications such as The Watchtower and Awake, issued by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

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