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The term "ecumenism" refers to efforts by
The adjective ecumenical can also be applied to any interdenominational initiative that encourages greater cooperation among Christians and their
The terms ecumenism and ecumenical come from the
In Christianity the qualification ecumenical is originally (and still) used in terms such as "
Historically, the word was originally used in the context of large
There are a variety of different expectations of what that Christian unity looks like, how it is brought about, what ecumenical methods ought to be engaged, and what both short- and long-term objectives of the ecumenical movement should be. Ecumenism and