Missionary once won the Stalin Peace Prize

James Endicott (1898-1993) was both a Christian missionary and a communist. Of Canadian background, he was ordained as a minister in the United Church. His claim to fame was active support of the communists leading up 1949 and then, back in Canada after more than two decades in China, speaking and agitating openly for support of the PRC. He was awarded the Stalin Peace Prize in 1952, for his work towards peaceful coexistence between communists and Christians.

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This was a meeting between Endicott and Zhou Enlain in 1972.

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2 thoughts on “Missionary once won the Stalin Peace Prize

  1. His son wrote a very good book Raising the Worker’s Flag, about the Communist Party of Canada organizing workers and the unemployed under the Workers Unity League banner during the Great Depression. I saw him give a wonderful lecture on Dr Norman Bethune at the annual Bethune Dinner earlier this year.

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