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Synonyms for ecumenicalism

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

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If Hindus alter their orthodoxies to present themselves as the epitome of tolerance and ecumenicalism, they may escape the fate of their Muslim brethren, who are often condemned in the American public eye for their "fundamentalist" and "orthodox" religiosities.
But it is hard to get one's mind around Osama bin Laden or Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as representatives of ecumenicalism.
Clearly, in one respect, Hegel's thesis represents the exact antithesis of our premise that tolerance of ambiguity and ecumenicalism are adaptive for humans and, because of our lethal potential, the entire plane.
If so, then the normative ecumenicalism to which I have so far aspired must be restricted: the account I will offer in [section][section] 78 is committed to the assumption that Reason and Strength are true.
The concept of Portugal's ecumenicalism relied on references to the assimilationist and integrationist colonial comportment of the nation--thereby characterizing the Portuguese brand of colonialism as a cooperative venture between the colonizer and the colonized.
The Free Presbyterian Church frowns on ecumenicalism, yet its founder offers to pray with a Catholic family.
This aspiration for ecumenicalism is linked, by King, to the publication of James's Apologie for the Oath of Allegiance and A Premonition addressed to all the monarchs and free princes of Christendom, which express not only his desire to neutralize religious conflict but also his arguments for the maintenance of the rights of kings over the pope.
While young, modern and open to travel and a less formal approach, he was also in favour of pushing the Catholic Church away from the overt liberalism, populism and ecumenicalism of the Second Vatican Council.
The Archbishop was able to give us his view of the need for spiritual ecumenicalism which was endorsed by everyone present.
Meanwhile, in the 1920s and 30s as congregations declined, churches' financial woes prompted like-minded denominations to consolidate resources, set aside territorial rivalry, and espouse ecumenicalism in the interest of economy and a common purpose.
Pope John Paul II has been very interested in visiting Russia to promote ecumenicalism.
The average Yoruba family is an example of ecumenicalism.
Such pluralism allows pagans to take ecumenicalism even further than Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi does.
They promote conspiracy theories; they demonize proponents of arms control, ecumenicalism, abortion rights and everyone else disliked by the Christian right; and they justify assassination as a political tool.
Indubitably the most effective way of attaining epistemological ecumenicalism, or what Onwuegbuzie (2000b) terms as becoming a "bi-researcher," involves using mixed methodological approaches.