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Noun: ecumenism  e'kyoo-mu,ni-zum or 'e-kyu-mu,ni-zum
  1. A movement promoting union between religions (especially between Christian churches)
    - oecumenism
  2. (Christianity) the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
    - ecumenicism, ecumenicalism

Derived forms: ecumenisms

Type of: church doctrine, creed, front, gospel, movement, religious doctrine, social movement

Encyclopedia: Ecumenism