Christian Peace Conference

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The Christian Peace Conference (Czech: Křesťanská mírová konference) was an international organization based in Prague and founded in 1958 by Josef Hromádka, a pastor who had spent the war years in the United States, moving back to Czechoslovakia when the war ended and Heinrich Vogel, an evangelical theologian.[1] Hromádka was a member of the Bureau of the World Peace Council.[2] He was not a Marxist, but the Christian Peace Conference often endorsed positions taken by Eastern bloc governments.[3] It has been alleged to have received $210,000 from Soviet sources.[4]

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  1. ^ Bekanntgabe von Verleihungen des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. In: Bundesanzeiger. Jg. 25, Nr. 103, 5. Juni 1973
  2. ^ Roberts, E.T., Communist Hold On "Christian" Peace Movement Archived 2012-05-25 at WebCite, 1964
  3. ^ Ramet, S.P., Protestantism and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia, Duke University Press
  4. ^ Richard Felix Staar, Foreign policies of the Soviet Union, Hoover Press, 1991, ISBN 0-8179-9102-6, pp.79-88