Mott, John R.

Mott, John R.

▪ American evangelist
in full  John Raleigh Mott  
born May 25, 1865, Livingston Manor, N.Y., U.S.
died Jan. 31, 1955, Orlando, Fla.
 American Methodist layman and evangelist who shared the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1946 (with Emily Greene Balch (Balch, Emily Greene)) for his work in international church and missionary movements.

      Mott became student secretary of the International Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), holding this position from 1888 until 1915. He was one of the organizers of the World Missionary Conference (Edinburgh, 1910), which marked the beginning of the modern ecumenical movement (ecumenism) and which ultimately resulted in the formation of the World Council of Churches. He was chairman of the Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions (1915–28) and of the International Missionary Council (1921–42) and president of the World's Alliance of YMCAs (1926–37). Mott wrote extensively, his works including The Future Leadership of the Church (1909) and The Larger Evangelism (1944).

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