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ecumenism (n.)

1937, from ecumen- (see ecumenical) + -ism. The older word is ecumenicalism (1870).

updated on August 02, 2014

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Definitions of ecumenism from WordNet

ecumenism (n.)
a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches);
Synonyms: oecumenism
ecumenism (n.)
(Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity;
Synonyms: ecumenicism / ecumenicalism
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