Definition of ecumenism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈekyəməˌnizəm/ Pronunciation: /iˈkyo͞omənizəm/


The principle or aim of promoting unity among the world’s Christian churches.
Example sentences
  • Among the subjects he considers are the diaconate, the priestly office, the office of the bishop, the place of canon law in the life of the church, and ecumenism.
  • As irrevocably committed as the Catholic Church is to ecumenism, I cannot imagine the Magisterium ever endorsing the demotion of defined dogmas to the status of venerable opinion.
  • The ‘Evangelical’ world (forgetting for a moment, churches explicitly committed to ecumenism and multifaith) is in a mess.

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Syllabification: ec·u·me·nism

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