[ek-yoo-muh-niz-uh m, ih-kyoo- or, esp. British, ee-kyoo-] /ˈɛk yʊ məˌnɪz əm, ɪˈkyu- or, esp. British, ˈi kyʊ-/

doctrines and practices, especially as manifested in the .
/ɪˈkjuːməˌnɪzəm; ˈɛkjʊm-/
the aim of unity among all Christian churches throughout the world

1948, from ecumen- (see ecumenical) + -ism.
ecumenism [(ek-yoo-muh-niz-uhm, i-kyooh-muh-nizuhm)]

A movement promoting cooperation and better understanding among different religious groups or denominations.


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