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What is Ecumenism?

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Ecumenism refers to the efforts to promote unity and cooperation among different Christian denominations or traditions. The goal of ecumenism is to overcome divisions and foster a sense of shared understanding, common values, and collaboration among Christians. For example the Council of Nicea was an ecumenical council that sought to settle the theological dispute and establish a common understanding of the relationship between God the Father and Jesus Christ. The Nicene Creed, a statement of Christian faith, was formulated during the council to articulate the orthodox position that Jesus Christ is "of the same substance" (homoousios) as God the Father, affirming his divinity.

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Michael O. Madu

Ecumenism is a movement or tendency toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation. It emphasizes what is viewed as the universality of the Christian faith and unity among churches.

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