Definitions of ecumenism
  1. noun
    a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
    synonyms: oecumenism
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    type of:
    front, movement, social movement
    a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals
  2. noun
    (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    synonyms: ecumenicalism, ecumenicism
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    type of:
    church doctrine, creed, gospel, religious doctrine
    the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
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