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ec′u·men′i·cist n.
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(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
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[ˌiːkjʊˈmenɪsɪzəm] ecumenism [iːˈkjuːmənɪzəm] Necumenismo m
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n (form)Ökumenismus m
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[ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪsɪzm] ecumenicalism [ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪkəlɪzm] necumenismo
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This ecumenicism had many causes - the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, a more amicable spirit of the times, as well as a more shared sense among many denominations that there were common struggles for churches to face.
Rao was writing in an era--which didn't really end until well into the 1980s--when Anglophone Indian literature was largely read within the paradigm of 'Commonwealth Literature.' The genteel inclusiveness of that paradigm was premised on the idea of English as one of a white colonial Prospero's many gifts, Anglophone writing itself a testament to the virtues of the imperial project, the disadvantages and depredations of colonial rule quietly elided in favor of the seeming ecumenicism of that house of many mansions, English Literature.
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The author presents little evidence that Benedict XV was "a visionary, a long-term thinker, and a seasoned diplomat," as she puts it, or that his policies anticipated the politics of decolonization or ecumenicism, cases she tries to make (246).
From an academic perspective, it is generally a useful scholarly endeavor to actually seek out individuals with whom one might disagree in order to make sure one really understands where they are coming from; such a practice is not sloppy thinking or overly broad ecumenicism, but rather thorough scholarship and simple courtesy.
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.
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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.