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ec′u·men′i·cist n.


(ˈɛk yʊ məˌnɪz əm, ɪˈkyu-; esp. Brit. ˈi kyʊ-)

ecumenical principles and practices, esp. as manifested in a movement promoting cooperation and unity among religious groups.
ec′u•me•nist, n.
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Noun1.ecumenicism - (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group


[ˌiːkjʊˈmenɪsɪzəm] ecumenism [iːˈkjuːmənɪzəm] Necumenismo m


n (form)Ökumenismus m


[ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪsɪzm] ecumenicalism [ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəlɪzm] necumenismo
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I believe bishops could do more to educate priest, deacons, and lay ministers on other faith traditions, how the Catholic Church relates to them, and how to encourage ecumenicism within their communities.
Yet this ecumenicism is in tension with a more subtle and embedded
For example, one organizer touted his membership in the Federal Council of Churches, an ecumenical group, with little understanding that the affiliation undermined his success in southern communities, where ecumenicism often went against religious traditions.
In the 1980s, Catholics embraced martyrs from Liberation theology and the peace movement even as John Paul II endorsed traditional martyrdom politics, but with a new emphasis on reconciliation and ecumenicism.
See Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays 80 (1965) ("[I]n the grand ecumenicism of their anti-Communist passion they welcome all allies.
In addition to its ecumenicism, the SQ will likely become a bona fide standard for Islamic Studies courses in academic institutions throughout the world.
While this is important in setting the record straight, Shields might have also noted that, perhaps like Dogen, today's advocates of ecumenicism or interfaith dialogue do not attempt to reconcile all the religions of the world.
The Socialist Scholars Conference was finally replaced by the Left Forum, which combined political ecumenicism with a very broad hospitality to social activists of many kinds.
Not only is time running out, but it is hard not to agree with him given the gravity of the military's mission to protect us all, that Congress has a duty--nay, an obligation--to treat this issue with far more gravity and ecumenicism than it has thus far.
In support of such ecumenicism, it may be helpful to offer a definition of reality that is sufficiently open, by virtue of its deliberate incompleteness, to be useful in a variety of discursive contexts without excessively limiting the sorts of realities to which it may be applied.
IN A RARE SIGN OF ECUMENICISM, Tel-Aviv-Jaffa named a square after an important, pre-Israel Palestinian doctor.