2014 Templeton Prize Winner to be Announced Tomorrow


The winner of the 2014 Templeton Prize will be announced online tomorrow, Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:30 am EDT.

The Prize, which will be formally awarded in London in May, annually honors a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.

Valued at £1.1 million (about $1.8 million or €1.3 million), the Templeton Prize has been the world’s largest annual monetary award given to an individual for over 40 years. The 2014 Prize Laureate will join a distinguished group of 43 former recipients, including Mother Teresa, winner of the first Prize in 1973. Last year’s Templeton Prize Laureate was Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, and in 2012, the Prize was awarded to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Established in 1972 by the late global investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Prize is a cornerstone of the John Templeton Foundation’s international efforts to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality.

The London news conference will be webcast live on www.templetonprize.org. Video highlights and still pictures will be available from this site shortly afterwards. Individuals can also follow the proceedings on Twitter via @TempletonPrize.