• WordNet 3.6
    • n ecumenism (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    • n ecumenism a movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
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In literature:

It laughs at presbyteries and synods, at Ecumenical councils and the impotent thunders of Sinai.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
The heretics were anathematized by the Second Lateran Ecumenical Council held in Rome in 1139.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2" by Charles Dudley Warner
He claims infallibility (which was backed up by the Ecumenical council of 1870) and has for ages.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
On the 8th of December the twenty-first Ecumenical Council assembled in Rome.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
The case is the same as regards the ecumenical councils.
"Apologia pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Newman
The case is the same as regards the Ecumenical Councils.
"Apologia Pro Vita Sua" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
But the fair could not be ecumenical.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
To this Macedonius answered that this could not be done except in an ecumenical council presided over by the bishop of Rome.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
But the ecumenicity of the council was generally acknowledged by 680.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
No more ecclesiastical innovations were to be permitted until approved at an ecumenical council.
"The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli" by Johann Hottinger
Other councils of the first period now recognized as ecumenical by the Church both East and West are Constantinople I.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The English forms "oecumenical" and "ecumenical" are both used.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Leo I., although he recognized the council as ecumenical and confirmed its doctrinal decrees, rejected canon xxviii.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Such was the need of an Ecumenical Council.
"The Church of England cleared from the charge of Schism" by Thomas William Allies
At first Arangbar seemed like him, save his failing was not ecumenicity.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
Its Bishops were not mere local officers, but possessed a quasi-ecumenical power, extending wherever a Christian was to be found.
"An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine" by John Henry Cardinal Newman
Constantine assembled at Nice, opposite Constantinople, the first ecumenical council, over which Ozius presided.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)" by Various
The year 718 A.D. is really an ecumenical date, of far greater importance than such a date as 338 B.C.
"Constantinople painted by Warwick Goble" by Alexander Van Millingen
The First Ecumenical Conference was in session.
"The Bible and Life" by Edwin Holt Hughes

In news:

Eric Schubert is a vice president at Ecumen, an innovative nonprofit senior housing and services company based in Shoreview.
He oversees communications, branding, public affairs and the Ecumen "Changing Aging" blog (
In 16 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, Dr Wink became "one of the most important social and political theologians of the 20th century," in the words of Sojourners, an ecumenical Christian magazine.
AmpquotInstead of just calling the vesper concert or vesper service its the ecumenical ampndash were trying to emphasize everyone ampmdash and it is at the season of Adventampquot Strickland said.
" Woodie " Park, 96, of Bradford, formerly of Mt Jewett, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, center, in 2008.
The Frances L Carpenter Foundation has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Community Lunchbox (an ecumenical lunch program in Saranac Lake) to use toward its program of providing free meals and friendly fellowship to our community members.
The children who won the coloring contest at the Easter event at Ecumen North Branch, April 1 are (l to r): Adalyn Schulz, 3, from Isanti.
Ecumenical campus ministry in La Crosse does something new.
On Election Day, the most politically charged time of year, a group of Valley pastors is promoting a nonpartisan, ecumenical gathering around the Lord's table.
Thanksgiving meals provided by the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Lake Placid are distributed throughout Essex County.
The community is invited to the annual Ecumenical Good Friday Worship sponsored by the Danbury Ministerial Association.
MARQUETTE, MI – ( Great Lakes Radio News ) – Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette is presenting a special Ecumenical Good Friday service this week.
The Mount Carmel Area Food Pantry, Third and Market streets, sponsored by the Mount Carmel Area Ecumenical Ministerium, will hold a public open house from 2 to 3:30 pm Sunday.
As proof that good hymns can have ecumenical significance, here's one of our Kathy's translations being used as the climax of a sermon at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.