Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1934
Number:27 - 5
 
Nominee:
Name:John Raleigh Mott
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1865
Year, Death:1955
Profession:Methodist layman and evangelist. World ecumenical leader.
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
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.
 
Nominator:
Name:Joseph P Chamberlain
Gender:M
Profession:Professor of Law (Jurisprudence)
University:Columbia University
City:New York
State:NY
Country:UNITED STATES (US)
 
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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