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 (ĕk′yə-mə-nĭz′əm, ĭ-kyo͞o′-)
1. A movement promoting unity among Christian churches or denominations.
2. A movement promoting worldwide unity among religions through greater cooperation and improved understanding.

ec′u·men′ist n.


(ɪˈkjuːməˌnɪst; ˈɛkjʊməˌnɪst) or


a supporter of ecumenism
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Often referred to as the "grandmother of Western Orthodoxy," Elisabeth Behr-Sigel (1907-2005) was a theologian, ecumenist, and ecclesial activist whose extraordinary life and prolific scholarship deserve more attention than they have generally received.
Synopsis: "Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Ecumenical Quest" by British historian, theologian, and ecumenist Keith Clements aims to show how and why for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from the conclusion of his student years in Berlin to his death on the Nazi gallows at Flossenburg, the ecumenical movement was central to his concerns.
Emilio Castro, 85, pastor, ecumenist, and missionary statesman, April 6, 2013, in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Tillard wrote a book about why he stayed in the church" (I Believe, Despite Everything: Reflections of an Ecumenist, 2003).
In Germany, however, Ernst Lange is considered by many as the most influential ecumenist of the 20th century, after Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Dialogue of Love: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic Ecumenist
He's a stickler for Catholic doctrine and a keen ecumenist, having set up close bonds with other congregations in Leeds.
Thus, he remains important on many different levels: as writer, believer, poet, priest, teacher, ecumenist, and cultural critic.
The Antichrist presents himself as pacifist, ecologist and ecumenist.
The first volume, by veteran ecumenist Robeck, recounts the turbulent, multiracial and controversial history of the 1906-1909 interracial Los Angeles revival.
Louis Massignon Christian Ecumenist (Franciscan Herald Press, 1974) with a remarkable "Foreword" by Herbert Mason.