It is hard to celebrate the past in an ecumenical way, or even in a fair-minded one, apparently.
Benjamin Franklin believed in prayer but stressed the importance of ecumenical “public religion.”
Where are the Jewish leaders, who led an ecumenical campaign to free Soviet Jewry that inspired people all over the world?
In his majority opinion, Kennedy tried to argue that the court was merely upholding that ecumenical tradition.
This was the public face of Barsana Dham, the “ecumenical mainstream Hindu organization” to which King refers.
In all these ecumenical gatherings, the Disciples have had a recognized place and have taken an active part.
The English forms “oecumenical” and “ecumenical” are both used.
In the early days of ecumenical councils it was a mooted point when Easter should be celebrated.
The constitutio de fide has been adopted by the ecumenical Council, nemine contradicente.
Mahommed would consecrate that very false principle which was at the root of the ecumenical patriarch's arrogance.
late 16c., "representing the entire (Christian) world," formed in English as an ecclesiastical word, from Late Latin oecumenicus "general, universal," from Greek oikoumenikos, from he oikoumene ge "the inhabited world (as known to the ancient Greeks); the Greeks and their neighbors considered as developed human society," from oikoumenos, present passive participle of oikein "inhabit," from oikos "house, habitation" (see villa).