I was born and reared in New England at a time when denominations did not mix and the word ecumenism was not in the dictionary.
If it was, no one mentioned it. Interfaith dialogue was equally foreign. We all remained firmly ensconced in our own enclaves, fortified by our particular code, creed and cult.
It was understandable I had never heard the phrase, “stand in the gap.” Never heard it, that is, until I moved south.