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Desmond Tutu (2013)

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Fact Sheet - Desmond Tutu
Selected books authored by or about Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu on winning the 2013 Templeton Prize
Dr. John M. Templeton Jr. announces the 2013 Templeton Prize Laureate
Cape Town press conference with 2013 Templeton Prize Laureate Desmond Tutu
Desmond Tutu receives 2013 Templeton Prize at London’s Guildhall
VIDEOS
Desmond Tutu on winning the 2013 Templeton Prize
Dr. John M. Templeton Jr. announces the 2013 Templeton Prize Laureate
TempletonPrize celebration for Desmond Tutu at St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, SouthAfrica, April 11, 2013 (highlights)
TempletonPrize ceremony for Desmond Tutu at Guildhall, London, May 21, 2013 (highlights)
BIG QUESTIONS – VIDEOS
How does transcendent love draw from the fact that every human being is created in the image of God?
What is humanity's duty to reflect and live God's purposes?
Do we live in a moral universe?
Our gratitude for God's love.
Who we are: Human uniqueness and the African spirit of Ubuntu.
How free is free will?
  • Compilation of 6 Big Questions Videos
    PHOTOS
    Desmond Tutu, 2013 Templeton Prize Laureate
    (Photo credit: Templeton Prize / Michael Culme Seymour)
    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 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)
    Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu receives the 2013 Templeton Prize from Heather Templeton Dill. Guildhall, London, Tuesday 21 May.
    (Photo credit: Templeton Prize/Clifford Shirley)
  • The 14th Dalai Lama (2012)up

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    Statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
    Fact Sheet - The 14th Dalai Lama
    Books by the 14th Dalai Lama
    Statement by Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr.: 40 Years of Spiritual Progress & the 2012 Templeton Prize Laureate
    BIG QUESTIONS – VIDEOS
    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on accepting the 2012 Templeton Prize
    Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr.: 40 Years of Spiritual Progress & the 2012 Templeton Prize Laureate
    Does having a sense of purpose make achieving success more likely?
    "You have to make effort. Your goal also must be realistic… then you can achieve."
    Spiritual laws and action
    "You must work, you must create karma, positive karma means positive action."
    Can compassion be trained or taught?
    "Through training, through awareness… you can develop genuine sense of concern of well-being of others, including your enemy."
    Personal responsibility for oneself with others
    "The basis of genuine friendship is trust. Trust depends on openness. So, through these things, we can change."

    Martin J. Rees (2011)up

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    Historic Buckingham Palace Ceremony Marks Templeton Prize Presentation
    Martin Rees Wins 2011 Templeton Prize
    News Conference Statement
    Fact Sheet
    Books
    BIG QUESTIONS – VIDEOS
    What effect has your scientific research had on your beliefs?
    How large is physical reality?
    Does moral action depend on reasoning?
    Are human brains capable of understanding the very big, the very small, and the very complex?
    World population will be 9 billion by 2050. Can genetically modified (GM) crops help feed the world?

    Francisco J. Ayala (2010)up

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    Templeton Prize Press Release
    News Conference Statement
    Fact Sheet
    Reflections on Key Books and Papers
    Books
    Links
    Science, Evolution and Creationism (book, 2008)
    Science, Evolution and Creationism (brochure PDF)
    What the Biological Sciences Can and Cannot Contribute to Ethics (paper, 2008)
    Darwin's Gift: to Science and Religion (book, 2007)
    Press Conference Webcast
    BIG QUESTIONS – VIDEOS
    Does scientific knowledge contradict religious belief?
    – Does God work through the process of evolution?
    Is morality derived from biological evolution?
    – Why do humans behave ethically?
    – Do we have free will?
    Does moral action depend on reasoning?
    As we learn more about neurobiology and the brain, will it change our ideas about purpose, values and meaning in life?
    – Does evolution support or invalidate purpose, values and meaning in life?

    Bernard d’Espagnat (2009)up

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    Scientists Statements about Bernard d'Espagnat
    Statement by Professor Bernard d'Espagnat
    Fact Sheet
    Reflections on Key Books and Publications
    Books and articles by Bernard d'Espagnat
    Career of Bernard d'Espagnat
    Links
    Reality and the Physicist
    Veiled Reality
    On Physics and Philosophy
    "The Quantum Theory and Reality," Scientific American, November 1979
    Invisible Reality: A dialogue on nonlocal quantum entanglement World Science Festival, New York City, May 30, 2008
    More Information on physicist John Bell
    More information on Bell's Theorem
    More information on Bell Test Experiments
    BIG QUESTIONS – VIDEOS
    Is it possible that not all of reality can be observed?
    Can scientific research encourage spirituality?
    What do we learn about the nature of reality from quantum physics?

    Michael Heller (2008)up

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    Fact Sheet for Michael Heller
    Statement by Michael Heller
    Reflections on Key Books and Publications by Professor Michael Heller
    Cosmological Singularity and the Creation of the Universe
    Generalizations: From Quantum Mechanics to God
    Chaos, Probability, and the Comprehensibility of the World
    Links
    Excerpts from “Creative Tension” by Michael Heller. (Templeton Foundation Press, 2003)
    www.obi.opoka.org/heller
    Wikipedia BiographyFact Sheet for Michael Heller
    Excerpts from News Conference Video

    Charles Taylor (2007)up

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    2007 Templeton Prize Chronicle
    News Conference - Video
    Excerpts from News Conference Video

    John D. Barrow (2006)up

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    2006 Templeton Prize Chronicle
    Excerpts from News Conference Video

    Charles H. Townes (2005)up

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    2005 Templeton Prize

    George F. R. Ellis (2004)up

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    2004 Templeton Prize Chronicle
    Excerpts from News Conference Video

    Holmes Rolston III (2003)up

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    2003 Templeton Prize Chronicle

    John C. Polkinghorne (2002)up

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    2002 Templeton Prize Chronicle

     

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