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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks awarded the 2016 Templeton Prize

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“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.”

Jennifer Templeton Simpson, Chair of the John Templeton Foundation Board of Trustees

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.

Highlights from the press conference

Read the full press release on The Templeton Prize website here.

Read Rabbi Sacks’ prepared remarks for the press conference here.