oecumenism


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Ecumenism, Oecumenism

a movement within Christianity toward the recovery of unity among all Christians. — Ecumenicist, n.
See also: Christianity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oecumenism - a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
References in periodicals archive ?
Clarizio was put on the defensive, responding that "the Vatican was preoccupied with the future of oecumenism and harmony with the bishops and clergy.
Moore's tone throughout is sympathetic but never partisan, eirenic in terms of inter-Christian debate, yet never lapsing into a woolly oecumenism.