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ecumenical

, oecumenical, ecumenic, oecumenic
1. of or relating to the Christian Church throughout the world, esp with regard to its unity
2. 
a. tending to promote unity among Churches
b. of or relating to the international movement initiated among non-Catholic Churches in 1910 aimed at Christian unity: embodied, since 1937, in the World Council of Churches
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In accordance with, at least, an English lexicon, we believe ecumenicalism can be defined in two or three ways.
If one were to think of the concept of ecumenicalism in terms of r-squared and the pooling of variance estimates, one would understand that it is highly unlikely all of the variance will be explained.
Combined, these issues clearly position us to respect what Kahneman and Tversky phrased "judgments under uncertainty, whereby they argued that, "Uncertainty is a fact with which all forms of life must be prepared to contend (Kahneman and Tversky 1982, 509) Moreover, these issues lead to the importance of ecumenicalism and, presumably, tolerance of ambiguity.
First, ecumenicalism means the rejection of dogmatism in favor of open-mindedness and critical thinking, and this represents a threat to our most primitive psychological belief systems.
Interestingly, although ecumenicalism can be related to each of the three types of ambiguity, the type of ambiguity that may be the most relevant involves apparent contradictions whereby "different cues suggest different structures.
He added: "It seems unfortunate that the spirit of ecumenicalism has not spread at a time when so many Christians are coming together in the wake of global terrorism.
We've always worked hard on ecumenicalism," said Albert.
At the same time, the celebration of "universalism" that emerged from the war had led to some pressures toward ecumenicalism in religious life.
FOR many years now, the churches in Liverpool have set an example in terms of ecumenicalism and working together for the good of the communities they serve that has served the city well through some very difficult days.
It has not avoided the problem of inadequate ecumenicalism.
His method is a gentle ecumenicalism both at rallies and at his home church in Harlem.
For an example of the tendency to interpret the aftermath of the Six Day War as a dramatic break in ecumenicalism, see Abraham J.