ecumenical ecumenical  /ˌɛk ju ˈmɛ nɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) of worldwide scope or applicability
  2. (adj) concerned with promoting unity among churches or religions


  1. He believes that ecumenical discussion, hitherto largely limited to a cadre of top theologians, needs to bring in significantly wider echelons of the church at large.
  2. Southern Land stated that the hotel would stay open, but another spokesman announced that it would become a center for the United Churches of Florida, a new ecumenical outfit that soon won endorsement from twelve local clergymen.
  3. So I put away the brief that I had prepared to convince him and we had a very ecumenical discussion on it.


  1. [3198] Editorial: Connected to the ecumenical church and rooted to Taiwan

    Taiwan Church News3198 EditionJune 10-16, 2013Editorial Editorial: Connected to the ecumenical church and rooted to Taiwan Translated by Lydia Ma As the countdown begins towards the PCT’s 150th anniversary, the General Assembly’s new team of program secretaries and associate secretaries led by General Secretary-elect Lyim Hong-tiong has a long and challenging road ahead. One of the greatest ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News

  2. Keep the cupboard from going bare

    On any given Wednesday, the sounds and smells of the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf hit you first when you walk through the door. Many of the people who volunteer their time at the converted house on Jackson Road are constantly moving inside, whether it’s laying out the week’s selection of produce and baked goods on tables or patiently assisting the men and women who wait their turns to pass ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Penfield Post

  3. New book examines key moment in church history

    OAK PARK Ken Trainor has always viewed the Catholic Church as a work in progress. Unfortunately, he said, “progress” has been in very short supply the past few decades. An Oak Parker native and former seminarian, Trainor is both a life-long Catholic and a life-long critic of the church. He celebrated in the wake of the landmark Vatican II Ecumenical Council, starting in 1962 and ending in 1965 ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Oak Park Leaves


  1. "At the same time, our long journey together makes it necessary to acknowledge publicly the challenge represented by new developments which, beside being divisive for Anglicans, present serious obstacles to our ecumenical progress," Benedict and...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Rowan Williams Source: Forbes

  2. "This truly is a serious setback for ecumenical relations and cooperation between us," Archbishop John C. Favalora said.
    on May 29, 2009 By: Archbishop John C Favalora Source: United Press International

  3. "Barack is determined to repair our relations with the world of Islam and Muslims," Jackson says. "Thanks to his background and ecumenical approach, he knows how Muslims feel while remaining committed to his own faith."
    on Oct 14, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Source: Boston Globe

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