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Synonyms for ecumenism

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

(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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In the article that opens this issue, Mathews George Chunakara, the CCA's general secretary, addresses the emerging challenges for ecumenism in Asia--which, instead of cohesion and coordination, is characterized in many places by the fragmentation of the ecumenical ethos and values of ecumenism.
The most dangerous prospect for this strange ecumenism is attributable to its xenophobic and Islamophobic vision that wants walls and purifying deportations," they continue, nodding toward President Donald Trump's campaign promises.
In short, he argues for a "grassroots" ecumenism, rooted in practical mission and spirituality, that any congregation, clergy council, or lay organization can take up.
If Christians respond to Jesus' prayer that all may be one, Francis says, the Christian message would have much more credibility in the world, and so he recognizes the connection between ecumenism and mission.
We will then use that theory to describe (2) strategic ecumenism and (3) images of ecumenical tactics.
After an introductory chapter the book falls into two main sections, the first reviewing the commitment of the ecumenical movement to such issues as peace, justice, and the environment, while the second deals with major challenges such as relationships with Catholic and Orthodox churches and the "add on" approach to ecumenism within some denominations.
Catholic priests as a rule use the pulpit for the sole purpose of illuminating the lessons in the gospel, out of respect for the spirit of ecumenism.
Significantly, Wales' ecumenical organisation Cytun receives major funding by the Catholic church, and so if it is financial motives that lie behind the sale of the present high-value site, and if the outcome will be the demise of ecumenism in the town, then surely it would be better to divert that funding from Cytun and use it to repair the church in Aberystwyth.
Her commitment to ecumenism remained constant even through times when others became discouraged.
When ecumenism is strained in many places, a place of worship to be shared by members of different churches is a symbol of resistance against cynicism.
We also demonstrate our belief in ecumenism and mutuality.
Ecumenism today; the universal church in the 21st century.
Although it has commonly been used to refer to anyone being received into the Catholic Church, continued usage only reinforces present barriers to ecumenism.
Under each of them he then squeezes a pet theory of his own, respectively priesthood and clericalism (Mahoney), ecumenism (Murphy-O'Connor), liberation theology (Madariaga); local theologies in Africa (Arinze) and syncretism in Asia (Darmaetmadja).