Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, author of our Lenten Book, Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence was awarded the 2016 Templeton Prize Laureate today.
Jennifer Templeton Simpson, Chair of the John Templeton Foundation Board of Trustees said the following of Rabbi Sacks:
“He has always been ahead of his time and, thanks to his leadership, the world can look to the future with hope, something we are very much in need of right now.”
There are some amazing videos for those you studying this book, of Rabbi Sacks, answering some introduction questions for the Templeton Prize. You can watch the answers (even though it says Jean Vanier, last year’s recipient, the answers are from Rabbi Sacks) to these questions by him by clicking here
At a press conference in London earlier today, Rabbi Sacks was announced as the 2016 Templeton Prize Laureate. The Templeton Prize, valued at £1.1 million (about $1.5 million or €1.4 million), is one of the world’s largest annual awards given to an individual and honours a living person who has made exceptional contributions to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works. Rabbi Sacks will formally be awarded the Templeton Prize at a public ceremony in London on 26th May 2016.
I hope you will share your thoughts on the book so far by commenting on this post, sharing joys, concerns, continued questions as well. Blessed Lent.