The Ecumenical Press publishes books in the field of ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, including its outreach into various disciplines and institutions, such as business, education, science, law and the arts.
The books published by the Ecumenical Press are of the highest scholarly quality written in an English style accessible to the educated non-expert. The Ecumenical Press was initially an occasional offshoot of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies (J.E.S.), a premier scholarly quarterly founded by Arlene and Leonard Swidler in 1964 devoted to ecumenical (intra-Christian) and interreligious dialogue. At times a separate book version of a special issue of J.E.S. has been published under the aegis of the Ecumenical Press.