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Templeton Prize

Jean Vanier On Disability, Religion And Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion

Jean Vanier, the recipient of the 2015 Templeton Prize, has dedicated his life to changing the way the world views intellectual disability. For Vanier...

Google This: Jean Vanier and What It Means to Be Human

David Briggs | Posted 06.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

What kind of a world would it be if the stories and ideas that captured our attention reflected our common humanity? What if key search engine optimization terms were words like kindness, tenderness, forgiveness and humility?

President Of The Templeton Foundation Dies At 75

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) John M. Templeton Jr., a pediatric surgeon who left medicine behind to carry on his father’s passion for pursuing “new spiritual ...

Jean Vanier, Untiring Advocate For People With Disabilities, Wins Templeton Prize

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion

It started with an act of kindness. In 1964, Jean Vanier invited two men with developmental disabilities to share a house with him in Trosly-Breuil...

Humility, the Religious-Secular Divide and the 'Very Survival of Western Society'

David Briggs | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

The idea that there are different forms of belief and unbelief, and that many people are on a common journey to greater understanding, shines through Halik's writing and his work in promoting dialogue among religious and secular individuals.

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Desmond Tutu Wins $1.7 Million Templeton Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.04.2013 | Religion

Desmond Tutu, the former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town who rose to international fame as he helped lead the fight against apartheid in South Africa...

My Conversation With The Dalai Lama: The Convergence Of Science And Spirituality (Part 2) (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.15.2012 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

To find the peace of mind that alone can replace aimless searching, which has led to an epidemic of stress, anxiety, and drugs, the Dalai Lama is looking to science to convince a skeptical society of the power of contemplation and compassion to change our lives and our world.

WATCH: Arianna Huffington Interviews The Dalai Lama

Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion

His Holiness the Dalai Lama sat down with Arianna Huffington at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to celebrate his Templeton Prize, and discuss the imp...

My Conversation With The Dalai Lama: The Convergence Of Science And Spirituality (VIDEO)

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Arianna Huffington

For his decades-long passion to bring together science and spirituality the Dalai Lama was awarded the Templeton Prize this week. I sat with him before the awards ceremony. Here is our conversation.

The Dalai Lama Told Me So -- Words of Wisdom From the 2012 Templeton Prize Winner

Davia Temin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
Davia Temin

As I was listening to His Holiness, a question sprung full-blown to my mind: "Can, and if so, how, can those who have lost their compassion, or never had it to begin with, regain it?

Why Tibet Matters

Bianca Jagger | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Bianca Jagger

2012-05-14-Screenshot20120514at8.39.35AM.pngThe Tibetans are standing up to the vast and expanding power of the Chinese state with nonviolent resistance through religious practice, song, literature and even self-immolation.

What Questions Should Arianna Ask The Dalai Lama?

Gina Ryder | Posted 05.05.2012 | Religion

When the Dalai Lama learned he had been awarded the Templeton Prize, his response was to insist that he is nothing more than a simple Buddhist monk. T...

Martin Rees, British Astrophysicist, Wins Templeton Prize

Posted 06.06.2011 | Religion

By Chris Herlinger Religion News Service (RNS) A British theoretical astrophysicist who has achieved renown for his study of the cosmos and for sound...

US Geneticist Wins $1.5 Million Religion Prize

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — A one-time priest who later became an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist and helped scientifically refute creationism ...