Definition of Ecumenism

1. Noun. A movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches).

Exact synonyms: Oecumenism
Generic synonyms: Front, Movement, Social Movement
Derivative terms: Oecumenical



2. Noun. (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity.
Exact synonyms: Ecumenicalism, Ecumenicism
Category relationships: Christian Religion, Christianity
Generic synonyms: Church Doctrine, Creed, Gospel, Religious Doctrine
Derivative terms: Ecumenic, Ecumenical

Definition of Ecumenism

1. Noun. (philosophy) Ecumenical doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the ecumenical movement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ecumenism

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Literary usage of Ecumenism

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1. Vicars of Christ: Popes, Power, and Politics in the Modern World by Michael P. Riccards (1998)
"The second problem was increasing dismay over the Council's delays on the drafts on ecumenism and on the Jews. Under Popes John and Paul, Cardinal Bea, ..."

2. Religious Intolerance in Europe Today: Hearing Before the Commission on edited by Alfonse M. D'Amato (1999)
"Thirdly, ecumenism is in its formative stages in parts of Central and Eastern Europe. Western religious groups can contribute to this development by ..."

3. International Religious Freedom (2000): Report to Congress by the Department edited by Barbara Larkin (2001)
"Catholic Radio includes a monthly program on ecumenism, inviting speakers from other religious communities. The Catholic Church has initiated several ..."

4. The Princess & the Patriot: Ekaterina Dashkova, Benjamin Franklin , And the by Sue Ann Prince, American Philosophical Society Museum (2005)
"... however, one finds equal indications of a rising nationalism in her attitude toward scholarship that counteracted this earlier ecumenism. ..."

5. Germany: A Country Study edited by Eric Solsten (1999)
"... Both also desired greater ecumenism in German society. The establishment of the CDU perhaps best illustrates this last point. The CDU sought to include ..."

6. Religious Institutions as Partners in Community Based Development: Findings by David M. Scheie (1991)
"Grand Rapids Area Center for ecumenism (GRACE) is a partner in this project. Rainbow Research, Inc. April, ..."

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