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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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Gros often emphasized the necessity for appreciating the spirituality of Christian ecumenism and of other traditions' history, spirituality, and cultural traditions in this dialogue of charity.
Among the most challenging relationships in Christian ecumenism today is that with the variety of expressions of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements worldwide.
It is not a cry, as I have said, against Christian ecumenism, but a call for the recovery of the scope and the depth of what should really be encompassed in the term "ecumenical".
contributors during the 1960s, and increased interest in Latin America and liberation theology in the 70s, but despite important articles from a range of Jewish scholars, prior to 1990 when it became "the Journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life," Cross Currents reflected a basically Christian ecumenism.
The efforts of Lehtonen and others like him to forge a Christian ecumenism that allows for diversity should not go unnoticed.
In the history of Christian ecumenism the name of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-64) has a prominent place both for his diplomatic work with the Greek Orthodox community and for his intellectual contributions to interreligious dialogue.
Seminary students now "regard Christian ecumenism as exclusivist and passe.
Krister Stendahl feels that Christian ecumenism is "less and less interesting theologically -- the problem being too often institutional rather than spiritual.
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