Definition of ecumenism in English:


Line breaks: ecu|men|ism
Pronunciation: /ɪˈkjuːmənɪz(ə)m


[mass noun]
The principle or aim of promoting unity among the world’s Christian Churches.
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  • 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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