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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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It was during this period that he wrote his book on the "dream and reality of the ecumenical movement" mentioned here earlier, a book that served as a source of inspiration for a whole generation of younger ecumenists in Germany.
Dialogue of Love: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic Ecumenist could describe any number of books about the personal ecumenical efforts of individual Catholics.
These two volumes will be important contributions to the missiological library, and to the reading of any informed contemporary ecumenist.
How a committed ecumenist like Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor can endorse Dr Williams is both a mystery and a tragedy.
The editor, apparently an easygoing ecumenist, also favours open approaches: the essays offer 'no definitive answers, no closures', demonstrate a 'variety of approaches', serve 'to open up the poems', and readers are urged to 'encounter each of these essays with as open a mind as possible'.
Today, Newman's reputation as a theologian, pastor, and ecumenist is much greater than when he was alive.
As well as numerous articles, book chapters, dictionary entries, and book reviews in the area of Christian history, especially Canadian Protestantism, she has published articles on ecumenical topics in Ecumenism, Touchstone, The Ecumenist, and the Seattle Theology and Ministry Review, with a particular interest is the study and support of ecumenical shared-ministry congregations in Canada.
Bolen, 53, a well-respected ecumenist in Canada and abroad, received the honour in recognition of his work in building Anglican-Roman Catholic relations, according to a press statement.
At an international preparatory meeting for the 2nd Ecumenical Kirchentag, Bill Harman, a convinced ecumenist from the United States, posed the provocative question as to why an American would bother to get involved in something "only" about Protestant-Catholic ecumenism.
The author is an ecumenist and storyteller who served as a minister in the Presbyterian Church.
An ecumenist in the service of liturgy, a liturgist in the service of ecumenism, you have set a paradigm before us.
That doesn't qualify as a specifically Christian ideal; but Arnold is a comfortable ecumenist.
Speer restores the Presbyterian mission leader, ecumenist, and churchman to his rightful place at the center of early twentieth-century American Protestantism.
In recent years there have appeared several fine studies of Philip Schaff (1819-93), the Swiss-born and German-educated immigrant who became the most influential church historian in America and a prominent ecumenist in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Throughout his career Mathews was an ardent ecumenist and social activist, having served for many years both on the governing board of the National Council of Churches in the United States and on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches.