Meaning of ecumenism in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈkjuːmənɪz(ə)m/

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Merton's witness to honest ecumenism and loving religious pluralism is even more needed now than it was in his day.’
    • ‘Consider, too, that, were we now to act on our desire for a common celebration of the Eucharist, that would be the end of ecumenism, of the quest for the unity that Christ intends for his disciples.’
    • ‘From reading this history one would have no idea of the role played by Anglicans in the fields of scholarship, ecumenism, or social justice.’
    • ‘Implicit in that answer is the understanding that Eucharistic fellowship without unity in faith and ministry would be the end of ecumenism.’
    • ‘In the Catholic understanding, the goal of ecumenism is the completion of that existing unity in full communion.’
    • ‘Theologians and other church leaders need to clarify the church's view of itself, its commitment to ecumenism, and the points at which relativism is problematic.’
    • ‘As Pope John Paul II said, ecumenism, or the promotion of Christian cooperation and unity, must be the concern of every faithful Catholic.’
    • ‘Our commitment to a mission of unity and our self articulated sense of being both a catholic and a reformed Church have been wonderful gifts to ecumenism through the years.’
    • ‘Exceptionalism supports imperial globalization and shows no understanding of Christian ecumenism.’
    • ‘One way to address the problem would be to replace an ecumenism of theological dialogues with an ecumenism of ecumenical practical cooperation.’
    • ‘He would have to engage young people, address issues of ecclesial organization, commit himself to ecumenism, and confront the challenges of globalization.’
    • ‘Whether up close or from a distance, Protestant leaders of a variety of stripes recalled the pope's efforts on topics of mutual agreement and credit him with a legacy that advanced ecumenism.’
    • ‘Against this backdrop one can begin to understand the lack of ecumenism among these movements, despite their shared goal or commitment.’
    • ‘For decades, its craven instinct for appeasement and its insane preoccupation with ecumenism has undermined the Church it is charged to defend.’
    • ‘The pope was also fully committed to ecumenism and interreligious dialogue.’
    • ‘He refers to many developments in ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue over the past 50 years; he demonstrates how a broad, tolerant religious view now holds sway in the corridors of power.’
    • ‘Dialogue, collegiality, ecumenism, and positive engagement with ‘the modern world’ began to take concrete form.’