Posts Tagged ‘Templeton Prize’

Templeton prize physicist’s research affirms life’s spiritual dimension Comments 0

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

A physicist’s exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension has seen him honoured with the NZ$1.9 million Templeton Prize for 2019. “Science doesn’t want to take God away from people, even if some scientists do,” says Marcelo Gleiser, a professor of physics and astronomy. Rather, science and spirituality represent complementary expressions of humanity’s curiosity about Read more

L’Arche founder Jean Vanier wins $1.7million Templeton Prize Comments 0

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Jean Vanier, the founder of the L’Arche communities, has won the 2015 Templeton Prize, which is worth US$1.7million. L’Arche is a global network of communities where those with and without developmental disabilities live side by side. The network was begun in northern France in 1964 when Mr Vanier invited two intellectually disabled men to live Read more

Western tolerance has led to ‘ghettoisation’ of immigrants Comments 0

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Western society has reduced the Christian command to “love thy neighbour” to mere secular tolerance, Templeton Prize winner Fr Tomáš Halík has warned. On May 14, the Czech philosopher priest was presented with the award, which honours a living person who has made exceptional contributions “to affirming life’s spiritual dimension”. The prize is worth about Read more