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1. ecumenism

noun. (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity.

Synonyms

  • creed
  • religious doctrine
  • ecumenicism
  • gospel
  • ecumenicalism

Antonyms

  • falsehood
  • closing
  • opening
  • retreat

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • ecumene (English)
  • oecumenicus (Latin)

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2. ecumenism

noun. a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches).

Synonyms

  • oecumenism
  • movement
  • front

Antonyms

  • last
  • aft
  • back
  • posterior

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • ecumene (English)
  • oecumenicus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word ecumenism


1. Noun, singular or mass
In it they said, "The Sacred Council exhorts all the Catholic faithful to recognize the signs of the times and to take an active and intelligent part in the work of ecumenism."

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