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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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Another viewpoint of ecumenism that emerged from Vatican II was evident in the cooperative activity of peace and social justice groups of Catholics, Jews, and Protestants at many local levels, sometimes as interfaith organizations and often simply in joint activity without accenting the differences in faith or church membership.
Actually, genuine religious liberty and ecumenism are not authorized by the official documents of Vatican II.
But, it was the initiative of Charles Macfarland in securing contact with war-tom Europe that brought Keller into ecumenism.
The fabulous hospitality of Korean Christians and the experiential learning opportunities, such as our visit to the Martyrs' Monument in Gwangju, also gave us a living laboratory of the power of ecumenism in the lives of Christians who both prayed and lived the assembly theme, "God of life, lead us to justice and peace.
The Radano collection, however, is a great resource for scholars and students of ecumenism who wish for excellent summations of all the bilateral dialogues with the Catholic Church.
Unlike many of the other topics before the council, there was no preparatory schema on ecumenism, just one on the Eastern churches--deemed unacceptable.
The launch of the Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib) in 2011 followed several consultations and a workshop in Geneva, held in September 2010.
At the heart of the discussion was the nature and the future of ecumenism itself.
In the fall of 1984 the Vogelaars came to the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago under the auspices of the LCA Division for World Mission and Ecumenism to begin a new experiment.
Possible solutions under discussion at the Vatican include wider permission to use the Tridentine Mass; however, the Society would first have to accept Vatican II teachings on ecumenism and religious liberty.
The Ninth has become something of a commemorative talisman in recent decades - trotted out for various big occasions of all stripes, the nonsectarian ecumenism of its choral finale a veritable hymn to peace and brotherhood.
There are two more pieces by Ries: a chapter by chapter epitome of Jean-Claude Margolin's Erasme, Precepteur de l'Europe (1995) and a brief concluding essay, "Des Humanistes Precurseurs de la Modernite" which returns to the theme of Erasmus as a model of ecumenism.
With years of experience in ecumenism, most religious leaders, including many of the more conservative ones, viewed fundamentalists negatively.
Modern ecumenism that seeks the organic unity of Christianity is yet another response to the pluralism of Christian denominational communities.
Chapman, The Fantasy of Reunion: Anglicans, Catholics, and Ecumenism, 1833-1882.