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Defender of the faith
Financial Times
March 21, 2014
Voice from the underground
The Tablet
March 20, 2014
News segment and interview with Msgr. Prof. Tomáš Halík
“Udalosti Komentare” Czech TV24
March 13, 2014
Czech priest wins $1.83 million Templeton Prize
Reuters
March 13, 2014
Tomáš Halík je novým nositelem 'duchovní nobelovky'
Lidovky
March 13, 2014
Tomáš Halík získal "nobelovku" za náboženství, Templetonovu cenu
Idnes
March 13, 2014
Tomáš Halík obdržel Templetonovu cenu
Christnet.cz
March 13, 2014
Halíkovi k Templetonově ceně gratuloval Duka i Herman
Christnet.cz
March 13, 2014
Tomáš Halík získal Templetonovu cenu, 'nobelovku' za náboženství
Rozhlas.cz
March 13, 2014
Czech priest, philosopher Tomas Halik wins 2014 Templeton Prize
Religion News Service
March 13, 2014
Czech priest and former dissident Tomáš Halík wins £1.1 Templeton Prize
Daily Telegraph
March 13, 2014
Czech priest Halik wins spiritual prize
Agence France Presse
March 13, 2014
2014 Templeton Prize winner hails Pope Francis' 'culture of nearness'
Vatican Radio
March 13, 2014
Czech ‘underground’ priest wins Templeton Prize
The Tablet
March 13, 2014
Tomáš Halík Awarded 2014 Templeton Prize
Press Release
March 13, 2014
Ian Barbour, Who Found a Balance Between Faith and Science, Dies at 90
The New York Times
January 12, 2014
Ian Barbour Dies at 90; Academic Who Bridged Science-Religion Divide
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2014
Templeton Prize Laureate Ian Barbour, pioneer in science and religion, dies at 90
December 30, 2013
Desmond Tutu Talks to Alec Russell
Financial Times Magazine
September 13, 2013
Tutu awarded Templeton Prize in London
Arise TV
May 22, 2013
Tutu officially receives Templeton Prize
ENCA News 24 Hour Television
May 21, 2013
Tutu scoops Templeton Prize
Yahoo News
May 21, 2013
Desmond Tutu receives 2013 Templeton Prize at London’s Guildhall
Press Release
May 21, 2013
Tutu receives R15m Templeton Prize
eNCA News 24 Television
April 11, 2013
Tutu urges S. Africa to regain 'spirit' of greatness
Agence France Press
April 11, 2013
Cape Town press conference with 2013 Templeton Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu
Press Release
April 11, 2013
A new prize for Tutu
The Economist
April 5, 2013
Desmond Tutu wins 2013 Templeton Prize for work on forgiveness
Washington Post / Religion News Service
April 4, 2013
Desmond Tutu wins $1.7m Templeton prize
Sowetanlive
April 4, 2013
Tutu wins Templeton Prize
CNN
April 4, 2013
Tutu's Spirit Recognised - Foundation
allafrica.com
April 4, 2013
Desmond Tutu wins $1.7 million Templeton Prize
Reuters
April 4, 2013
Desmond Tutu wins $1.7-mn Templeton Prize
Agence France Press
April 4, 2013
Desmond Tutu Wins 2013 Templeton Prize With $1.7 Million Award
Huffington Post
April 4, 2013
Desmond Tutu wins Templeton prize for advancing 'spiritual progress'
The Guardian
April 4, 2013
Archbishop Desmond Tutu wins £1.1m Templeton Prize
BBC
April 4, 2013
“Templeton Foundation awards grant for meditation research” in honor of 2012 Templeton Prize Laureate the Dalai Lama
November 19, 2012
Dalai Lama still hopeful about Tibet's future
BBC 4 "Today" Programme
May 15, 2012
Dalai Lama receives 2012 Templeton Prize, gives away $1.7 million award
MSNBC
May 15, 2012
Dalai Lama Gives £1m to Save the Children
The Times
May 15, 2012
The Dalai Lama, Arianna Huffington Interview
Huffington Post
May 14, 2012
Interview with the Dalai Lama
Sunday Telegraph
May 13, 2012
Charles W. “Chuck” Colson, recipient of the 1993 Templeton Prize and founder of Prison Fellowship, dies at 80
April 21, 2012
The Dalai Lama and the scientists
The Telegraph
April 13, 2012
Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize as more than 'simple Buddhist monk’
Christian Science Monitor
March 29, 2012
Dalai Lama wins $1.7 million Templeton spiritual prize
Reuters
March 29, 2012
Dalai Lama Wins 2012 Templeton Prize
Science
March 29, 2012
Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize in science, religion
USA Today
March 29, 2012
The Dalai Lama Wins Templeton Prize
The Wall Street Journal
March 29, 2012
Dalai Lama wins Templeton Prize for work on science, religion
Washington Post / Religion News Service
March 29, 2012
Canon Michael Cowan Elliott BSG, administrator for the Templeton Prize reception from 2001- 2008, dies at 73
Memorial page
February 6, 2012
Francisco Ayala, 2010 Templeton Prize Laureate, Donates $10 million to UC Irvine
Los Angeles Times
October 8, 2011
"Cosmic Origami and What We Don’t Know" – An interview with Martin Rees
Krista Tippett on Being – America Public Media Radio
June 2-8, 2011
Historic Buckingham Palace Ceremony Marks Templeton Prize Presentation
June 1, 2011
Science and religion don’t have to be enemies
New Statesman - opinion article by Martin Rees
April 23, 2011
I’m a tribal Christian, says atheist scientist in £1m
religion prize row
The Times (London)
April 9, 2011
Martin Rees: Prize War
The Guardian - editorial
April 8, 2011
Spirit of Inquiry: The award of a religion prize to the Astronomer Royale is apt and deserved
The Times (London) - editorial
April 7, 2011
Baruch Blumberg, 85, Nobel Prize winner in medicine
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 6, 2011
Martin Rees takes Templeton Prize
Nature
April 6, 2011
UK astronomer wins Templeton prize
Financial Times
April 6, 2011
Martin Rees wins controversial £1m Templeton prize
The Guardian
April 6, 2011
UK astrophysicist wins $1.6 million religion prize
AP News
April 6, 2011
UK astrophysicist Rees wins 2011 Templeton prize
Reuters
April 6, 2011
Templeton Prize surprises Cambridge astrophysicist Martin Rees
The Christian Science Monitor
April 6, 2011
Martin J. Rees Wins 2011 Templeton Prize
News Release
April 6, 2011
London News Conference To Announce 41st Templeton Prize Laureate on April 6
March 15, 2011
Jozef Zycinski, Archbishop of Lublin, Templeton Prize judge, dies at 62
February 10, 2011
Author of 'Am I a Monkey?' explores questions of life
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2010
Religion has nothing to do with science – and vice versa
Guardian
May 28, 2010
Geneticist donates his £1m prize
UK Press Association
May 5, 2010
Interview with Francisco J. Ayala
National Public Radio "Tell Me More,"
April 2, 2010
Interview with Francisco J. Ayala
BBC World Today
March 26, 2010
UC Irvine's Francisco Ayala wins Templeton Prize
Los Angeles Times
March 26, 2010
Winner of £1m Templeton prize attacks 'fundamentalism' of Dawkins
The Times (London)
March 26, 2010
Latest Prize Bolsters Templeton's Shift to Mainstream
Science
March 26, 2010
El científico español Francisco Ayala gana el premio mejor dotado del mundo
El Mundo
March 25, 2010
Francisco Ayala: "Ciencia y religión no están reñidas"
El Pais
March 25, 2010
Francisco J. Ayala, entrevistado por Iñaki Gabilondo
CNN+ "Hoy,"
March 25, 2010
Biologist Wins Templeton Prize
New York Times
March 25, 2010
For Templeton Prize, intelligent design opponent Francisco Ayala
Christian Science Monitor
March 25, 2010
US geneticist wins $1.5 million religion prize
Associated Press
March 25, 2010
Francisco Ayala: "Ciencia y religión no están reñidas"
El Pais (Spain)
March 25, 2010
El científico español Francisco Ayala gana el premio mejor dotado del mundo
El Mundo (Spain)
March 25, 2010
Francisco J. Ayala Wins 2010 Templeton Prize
News Release
March 25, 2010
News Conference in Washington to Announce 2010 Templeton Prize on Thursday, March 25th
March 15, 2010
Prof. L. Charles Birch dies at 91; Templeton Prize Laureate in 1990
December 23, 2009
2008 Prize Laureate Michael Heller at Columbia University
September 30, 2009
Sci-phi: Bernard d'Espagnat
TPM The Philosophers' Magazine
June 2009
Wilbert Forker, former Executive Vice President of Templeton Prize, Dies at 73
The Anguillian
June 5, 2009
Four Templeton Prize Laureates at World Science Festival, New York
June 10-14, 2009
Exclusif Bernard d'Espagnat, physicien français qui reçoit le prestigieux prix Templeton
La Tribune
May 6, 2009
"Science, Spirituality, and Some Mismatched Socks"
Wall Street Journal
May 5, 2009
2009 Templeton Laureate Bernard d'Espagnat to lecture at Imperial College, London, 6 May
May 6, 2009
The Rev. Stanley L. Jaki, Physicist and Theologian, Dies at 84
New York Times
April 12, 2009
"What do you get when you divide science by God?"
BBC New Magazine
March 24, 2009
Distinctions: Bernard d'Espagnat
Le Monde
March 18, 2009
Templeton winner expounds on wonder of mystery: Bernard d'Espagnat's work explores philosophical implications of physics
Ottawa Citizen
March 17, 2009
French physicist d'Espagnat wins prestigious Templeton Prize
Reuters
March 16, 2009
France: $1.4. Million Prize for Physicist
New York Times
March 16, 2009
French physicist wins $1.4 million religion prize
Associated Press
March 16, 2009
Bernard d'Espagnat wins £1m Templeton Prize
The Times (London)
March 16, 2009
Science Cannot Fully Describe Reality, Says Templeton Prize Winner
ScienceNOW Daily News
March 16, 2009
Concept of 'hypercosmic God' wins Templeton Prize
New Scientist
March 16, 2009
d'Espagnat Takes Big Prize for Work on Quantum Mechanics
Scientific American
March 18, 2009
Physicist wins £1m Templeton gong
BBC News
March 16, 2009
Work on 'veiled reality' earns French physicist $1.4 million award
Christian Science Monitor
March 16, 2009
Bernard d'Espagnat Wins 2009 Templeton Prize
News Release
March 16, 2009

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Desmond Tutu

Msgr. Prof. Tomáš Halík, 2014 Templeton Prize Laureate and Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., President and Chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, at the Templeton Prize news conference, British Academy, London, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
(Photo credit: Templeton Prize / Toby Merritt)

Desmond Tutu

Msgr. Prof. Tomáš Halík, 2014 Templeton Prize Laureate and Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., President and Chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, at the Templeton Prize news conference, British Academy, London, Thursday, March 13, 2014.
(Photo credit: Templeton Prize / Toby Merritt)

Exploring the Spiritual Relevance of Ubuntu

Templeton Prize Lecture at the Annual Meetings of the AAR & SBL, Nov. 24, 2013, Baltimore.
Video interview with Archbishop Desmond Tutu; interview with Rev. Mpho Tutu; Templeton Prize Research Grant to University of Pretoria.

Desmond Tutu Talks to Alec Russell of Financial Times Magazine

Desmond Tutu Talks to Alec Russell of Financial Times Magazine.
(Photo credit: Financial Times Magazine)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu receives the 2013 Templeton Prize

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu receives the 2013 Templeton Prize from Heather Templeton Dill. Guildhall, London, Tuesday 21 May.
(Photo credit: Templeton Prize/Clifford Shirley)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the Templeton Prize celebration at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on April 11, 2013.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the Templeton Prize celebration at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on April 11, 2013.
(Photo credit: Templeton Prize: / Karen Marshall)

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the Templeton Prize celebration at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on April 11, 2013.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu with members of the Cape Town Opera Voice of the Nation Ensemble, at the Templeton Prize celebration at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on April 11, 2013.
(Photo credit: Templeton Prize: / Ilan Godfrey)

Dr. John M. Templeton Jr. presents the 2012 Templeton Prize to His Holiness the Dalia Lama at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, May 14, 2012.

Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. presents the 2012 Templeton Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, May 14, 2012. (Photo credit: Clifford Shirley/Templeton Prize)

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. at the 2012 Templeton Prize ceremony, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, May 14, 2012

His Holiness the Dalai Lama presents a traditional Tibetan ceremonial scarf to Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. at the 2012 Templeton Prize ceremony, St. Paul's Cathedral, London, May 14, 2012. (Photo credit: Clifford Shirley/Templeton Prize)

June 1, 2011, Buckingham Palace – Martin J. Rees is formally presented with the 2011 Templeton Prize by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.  (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

June 1, 2011, Buckingham Palace – Martin J. Rees is formally presented with the 2011 Templeton Prize by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace. (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

June 1, 2011, Buckingham Palace – His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, welcomes 2011 Templeton Prize Laureate Martin J. Rees and seven other Templeton Prize Laureates to Buckingham Palace.  Left to right (and year of award): Ian Barbour (1999), George Ellis (2004), Charles Townes (2005), John Barrow (2006), HRH Prince Philip, Martin J. Rees, Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, Sir Sigmund Sternberg (1998) and Lady Hazel Sternberg, Paul Davies (1995), Michael Bourdeaux (1984).  (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

June 1, 2011, Buckingham Palace – His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, welcomes 2011 Templeton Prize Laureate Martin J. Rees and seven other Templeton Prize Laureates to Buckingham Palace. Left to right (and year of award): Ian Barbour (1999), George Ellis (2004), Charles Townes (2005), John Barrow (2006), HRH Prince Philip, Martin J. Rees, Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation, Sir Sigmund Sternberg (1998) and Lady Hazel Sternberg, Paul Davies (1995), Michael Bourdeaux (1984). (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

Templeton Prize 2011 Laureate Martin J. Rees at the Templeton Prize news conference, April 6, 2011, The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

Templeton Prize 2011 Laureate Martin J. Rees at the Templeton Prize news conference, April 6, 2011, The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

Templeton Prize 2011 Laureate Martin J. Rees at the Templeton Prize news conference, April 6, 2011, The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

Templeton Prize 2011 Laureate Martin J. Rees at the Templeton Prize news conference, April 6, 2011, The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

May 5, 2010, Buckingham Palace – Francisco J. Ayala was formally presented with the 2010 Templeton Prize by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace, with Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation (left).  (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

May 5, 2010, Buckingham Palace – Francisco J. Ayala was formally presented with the 2010 Templeton Prize by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace, with Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr., president and chairman of the John Templeton Foundation (left). (Photo Credit: Clifford Shirley / Templeton Prize)

Templeton Prize 2010 Laureate Professor Francisco J. Ayala at the Templeton Prize news conference

March 25, 2010, Templeton Prize 2010 Laureate Professor Francisco J. Ayala at the Templeton Prize news conference, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: Mark Finkenstaedt)

Bernard dEspagnat at the Announcement

May 5, 2009, Buckingham Palace- Bernard d'Espagnat was formally presented with the 2009 Templeton Prize by His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Bernard dEspagnat at the Announcement

Templeton Prize 2009 Laureate Bernard d'Espagnat at the Templeton Prize news conference on March 16, 2009 at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris


HRH The Duke of Edinburgh presents the 2008 Templeton Prize to Professor Michael Heller at Buckingham Palace, May 7th, 2008.

(Photo credit: Clifford Shirley/Templeton Prize)

Templeton Prize 2008 Laureate Professor Michael Heller at the Templeton Prize news conference on March 12, 200 Church Center for the United Nations, New York

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