Templeton Prize Winners

The Templeton Prize is an annual award presented by the Templeton Foundation. Established in 1972, it is awarded to a living person who, in the estimation of the judges, "has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works".  
YearLaureateNotes
1973Blessed Teresa of CalcuttaFounder, Missionaries of Charity; 1979 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
1974Frère RogerFounder, Taizé Community
1975Dr Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanFormer President of India, advocate of non-aggression with Pakistan
1976Leo Josef Cardinal SuenensPioneer in the Charismatic Renewal movement
1977Chiara LubichFounder, Focolare Movement
1978The Very Rev. Thomas TorranceFormer Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
1979Nikky? NiwanoCofounder, Rissh? K?sei Kai
1980Ralph Wendell BurhoeFounder, Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science
1981Dame Cicely SaundersFounder, hospice and palliative care movement
1982The Rev. Billy GrahamEvangelist
1983Aleksandr SolzhenitsynSoviet dissident novelist; Nobel laureate
1984The Rev. Michael BourdeauxFounder, Keston Institute
1985Sir Alister HardyFounder, Religious Experience Research Centre
1986The Rev. James I. McCordFormer president, Princeton Theological Seminary
1987The Rev. Stanley JakiBenedictine priest; professor of astrophysics, Seton Hall University
1988Inamullah KhanFormer secretary-general, Modern World Muslim Congress
1989Carl Friedrich Freiherr von WeizsäckerPhysicist and philosopher
1989The Very Rev. and Rt. Hon. The Lord MacLeod of FuinaryFounder, Iona Community
1990Baba AmteDeveloper of modern communities for people suffering from leprosy
1990Charles BirchEmeritus professor, University of Sydney
1991Rabbi The Rt. Hon. The Lord JakobovitsFormer Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth
1992The Rev. Kyung-Chik HanEvangelist and founder, Young Nak Presbyterian Church
1993Charles ColsonFounder, Prison Fellowship
1994Michael NovakPhilosopher and diplomat
1995Paul DaviesTheoretical physicist
1996Bill BrightFounder, Campus Crusade for Christ
1997Pandurang Shastri AthavaleSocial reformer; philosopher; and founder, Swadhyay Movement
1998Sir Sigmund SternbergPhilanthropist; founder, Three Faith Forum
1999Ian BarbourProfessor emeritus of science, technology and society, Carleton College
2000Freeman DysonProfessor emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
2001The Rev. Canon Arthur PeacockeFormer dean, Clare College, Cambridge
2002The Rev. John PolkinghornePhysicist and theologian
2003The Rev. Holmes Rolston IIIPhilosopher
2004George F. R. EllisCosmologist and philosopher
2005Charles Hard TownesNobel laureate and physicist
2006John D. BarrowCosmologist and theoretical physicist
2007Charles Margrave TaylorPhilosopher
2008The Rev. Micha? HellerPhysicist and philosopher
2009Bernard d'EspagnatPhysicist
2010Francisco J. AyalaBiologist
2011The Rt. Hon. The Lord Rees of LudlowCosmologist and astrophysicist
2012His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin GyatsoSpiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, and 1989 Nobel Peace Prize laureate
2013The Most Rev. Desmond TutuNobel laureate, social rights activist and retired Anglican archbishop

 
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