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 (ĕk′yə-mĕn′ĭ-kəl) also ec·u·men·ic (-mĕn′ĭk)
1. Of worldwide scope or applicability; universal.
a. Of or relating to the worldwide Christian church.
b. Concerned with establishing or promoting unity among churches or religions.

[From Late Latin oecūmenicus, from Greek oikoumenikos, from (hē) oikoumenē (gē), (the) inhabited (world), feminine present passive participle of oikein, to inhabit, from oikos, house; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]

ec′u·men′i·cal n.
ec′u·men′i·cal·ism n.
ec′u·men′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.ecumenic - concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions; "ecumenical thinking"; "ecumenical activities"; "the ecumenical movement"
nonsectarian, unsectarian - not restricted to one sect or school or party; "religious training in a nonsectarian atmosphere"; "nonsectarian colleges"; "a wide and unsectarian interest in religion"- Bertrand Russell
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13) Details in the study Gabriela Rusu-Pasarin, "Jurnalismul ecumenic.
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But the legal commandment that church officials remain unmarried contradicts the freedom guaranteed in the New Testament, the ecumenic tradition of the first millennium and modern human rights.
by Salem Salavati, Iran), ECUMENIC Jury Award to Keep
Ion Bria, "Rolul si responsabilitatea Ortodoxiei in dialogul ecumenic," Ortodoxia 2 (1980), 368.
The Ecumenic Age, edited with an introduction by Michael Franz--Vol.
Bergstrom posits that Quine's empiricism motivates the ecumenic position whereas naturalism motivates sectarianism: Quine identifies empirical equivalence and sameness of empirical content.
7) Newman had been studying the ancient Greek intellectual center of Athens and then ongoing advances in educational structures in Alexandria, Rome, the medieval ecumenic universities, and the modern national universities.
Aceasta reinterpretare spirituala se afla in conformitate cu urmatoarele principii: valorile si normele religioase commune trebuie impartasite prin promovarea constanta a acestora in randul populatiei, facilitarea cunoasteri conditiilor sociale si a nevoilor bisericii, respectarea patrimoniului religios initial al indidividului si caracteristicile proprii ale bisericii, precum si invataturile specifice in domeniul biblic, pastoral, ecumenic, misionar si social.
Its strength does not lie in the ecumenic compass of a single voice, in a lingua franca's paradoxically disenfranchising hold over the many.
I am absolutely sure that this letter of yours will have the greatest effect in Germany and will indebt the opposition very much to you" and "which is a living document of ecumenic and mutual responsibility".

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