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ecumenism Explained

ecumenism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Movement toward unity or cooperation among the Christian churches. The first major step in the direction of ecumenism was the International Missionary Conference of 1910, a gathering of Protestants. Several Protestant denominations inaugurated a Life and Work Conference in 1925 (on social and practical problems) and a Faith and Order Conference (on church doctrine and governance) in 1927. After World War II the World Council of Churches was established; the International Missionary Conference joined it in 1961. The Roman Catholic church has also shown strong interest in improving interchurch relations since the Second Vatican Council (1962-65). The more conservative or fundamentalist Protestant denominations have generally refrained from involvement. Another important factor in 20th-cent. ecumenism has been the creation of united churches that reconcile splintered sects, such as the United Church of Christ (1957) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1988).

ecumenism at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

133 Moby Thesaurus words for "ecumenism":
Anschluss, addition, affiliation, agglomeration, aggregation,
agreement, alliance, amalgamation, assimilation, association,
bipartisanship, blend, blending, breadth, broad gauge,
broad-mindedness, broadness, cabal, cartel, centralization,
coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, coalescence,
coalition, cochairmanship, codirectorship, collaboration,
collaborativeness, collectivism, collusion, combination, combine,
combo, commensalism, common effort, common enterprise, communalism,
communism, communitarianism, community, complicity, composition,
concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, confederacy,
confederation, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction,
consolidation, conspiracy, cooperation, cooperativeness,
cosmopolitanism, duet, duumvirate, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism,
ecumenicity, embodiment, encompassment, enosis, esprit,
esprit de corps, federalization, federation, fellow feeling,
fellowship, fusion, harmony, hookup, inclusion, incorporation,
integration, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation,
junction, junta, large-mindedness, latitude, league, marriage,
mass action, meld, melding, merger, morale, mutual assistance,
mutualism, mutuality, noninsularity, octet, package, package deal,
pooling, pooling of resources, pulling together, quartet, quintet,
reciprocity, septet, sextet, solidarity, solidification,
spacious mind, symbiosis, syncretism, syndication, syneresis,
synergism, synergy, synthesis, team spirit, teamwork, tie-up, trio,
triumvirate, troika, unbigotedness, unhideboundness, unification,
union, united action, unparochialism, unprovincialism, wedding,

ecumenism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the principle or aim of uniting different branches of the Christian Church

ecumenism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] the principle or aim of uniting different branches of the Christian Church

ecumenism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that
promotes cooperation and better understanding among
different religious denominations: aimed at universal
Christian unity [syn: {ecumenicism}, {ecumenicalism}]

ecumenism at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Alternative forms

* œcumenism


Inter: suffix » ecumene|ism


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: philosoph » y Ecumenical doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the ecumenical movement.


    Inter: trans-top » philosophy
    • Danish: økumeni
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ekumenia
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|œcuménisme
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Ökumene|f
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|ecumenismo
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|ecumenismo|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: økumenikk
  • Polish: ekumenizm
  • Russian: Экуменизм
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|ecumenismo|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ekumenik|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
    Translation: et » ecumenism
    Translation: pl » ecumenism
    Translation: vi » ecumenism