Congratulations to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, author of Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence, who has been selected as the winner of the 2016 Templeton Prize. Established in 1972, the Templeton Prize honors “outstanding individuals who have devoted their talents to expanding our vision of human purpose and ultimate reality. The Prize celebrates no particular faith tradition or notion of God, but rather the quest for progress in humanity’s efforts to comprehend the many and diverse manifestations of the Divine.” Rabbi Sacks served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013, and is the author of more than twenty-five books. Valued at £1.1 million, the Templeton Prize is one of the world’s largest annual awards given to an individual. Rabbi Sacks will be formally awarded the Templeton Prize at a public ceremony in London on May 26th.
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Awarded 2016 Templeton Prize
By Tim Cheng | March 2 2016 | Humanities & Social Sciences
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