ecumenism

ecumenism

[ek-yoo-muh-niz-uhm, ih-kyoo- or, esp. British, ee-kyoo-]
noun
ecumenical doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the ecumenical movement.

Origin:
1965–70; ecumen(ic) + -ism

ecumenist, noun
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ecumenism, ecumenicism or ecumenicalism (ɪˈkjuːməˌnɪzəm, ˈɛkjʊm-, ˌiːkjʊˈmɛnɪˌsɪzəm, ˌɛk-)
 
n
the aim of unity among all Christian churches throughout the world
 
ecumenicism, ecumenicism or ecumenicalism
 
n
 
ecumenicalism, ecumenicism or ecumenicalism
 
n

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ecumenism
1948, from ecumen- (see ecumenical) + -ism.
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ecumenism [(ek-yoo-muh-niz-uhm, i-kyooh-muh-nizuhm)]

A movement promoting cooperation and better understanding among different religious groups or denominations.

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