Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks Awarded Templeton Prize

March 18, 2016

Congratulations to Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 2016 Templeton Prize Laureate!
 
In awarding Sacks the prize, the John Templeton Foundation stated, “Central to his message is appreciation and respect of all faiths, with an emphasis that recognizing the values of each is the only path to effectively combat the global rise of violence and terrorism.”
 
Miroslav Volf has published an article in Christianity Today in response to the award, honoring Sacks’ life and work.
 
Sacks will be publicly awarded the prize on May 26 at a ceremony in London. For more information, including videos of Sacks produced by the John Templeton Foundation for this occasion, visit www.templetonprize.org.
 
Lord Rabbi Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, is a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of the Center’s Theology of Joy and the Good Life project, and has contributed as a guest speaker to the Life Worth Living course.