Nomination Archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:27 - 5
Name:John Raleigh Mott
Year, Birth:1865
Year, Death:1955
Profession:Methodist layman and evangelist. World ecumenical leader.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1946
Motivation:Mott was nominated for his work in international ecclesiastical and missionary movements for more than 40 years, promoting goodwill, international understanding and cooperation as the foundation of lasting peace. He contributed to the establishment of the modern ecumenical movement, and also the formation of the World Council of Churches.
Name:Joseph P Chamberlain
Profession:Professor of Law (Jurisprudence)
University:Columbia University
City:New York
Comments: Mott was the former Secretary (1888-1915) of the International Committee of the Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA). He was Chairman of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (1915-28) and of the International Missionary Council from 1921. The Nobel Committee received numerous endorsement letters, including from people who were not entitled to nominate. The campaign was probably initiated by the International Missionary Council

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