Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and founder of A Network For Grateful Living, is nearly 90 years old. He has witnessed many of the painful and tragic events of the twentieth century. And yet, as he shared in a recent Foundation-sponsored episode of Krista Tippett’s On Being, his commitment to gratitude is undiminished.
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As humans, how we see ourselves and relate to each other, and the world, is a crucial issue of our time. What it means to be human—and more specifically, a moral being—is the particular concern of a program at the Center for Humans and Nature, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Krista Tippett has received a National Humanities Medal, the annual American award for deepening the nation’s engagement with the humanities. Creator and presenter of the radio show On Being and John Templeton Foundation grantee, Tippett received the award at a ceremony at the White House on Monday, July 28th.
How to think differently was a theme that linked two recent episodes of On Being, the American Public Media radio show hosted by Krista Tippett. Both episodes, funded in part by the John Templeton Foundation, explored the idea that psychology is showing that changing our perception of ourselves and others can be achieved by recognizing how our views are intimately connected to our attitudes.
The human drama of scientific discovery was a focus for Krista Tippett’s recent conversation with physicist Brian Greene, a John Templeton Foundation grantee and co-founder of the World Science Festival. The interview, “Reimagining the Cosmos,” was broadcast on January 30 as an episode of Tippett’s radio show On Being and was sponsored by the Foundation.