In just nine days, the Templeton Prize Team will be announcing the 2022 winner of the world’s most interesting prize. The Templeton Prize honors individuals who have shed fresh light on the deepest questions about humanity’s place and purpose in the universe. The list of 51 previous laureates includes exceptional individuals like Francis Collins, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, and Mother Teresa.
Since the first Prize was awarded in 1973, Templeton Prize Laureates have hailed from many countries, backgrounds, and belief systems. They include biologists, philosophers, theoretical physicists, Buddhist and Benedictine monks — and one canonized saint. If there is one commonality between every winner of the Prize, it is that they have challenged the status quo to inspire people around the world. With 24 countries represented among its winners, and judges including past U.S. Presidents, royals, and prime ministers, its impact transcends borders.
Take a moment to watch the following video about how the Templeton Prize has inspired and impacted the lives of people across the globe:
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