Category: John Templeton

Colorado pioneer in environmental ethics wins religion prize worth more than

Associated Press, Mar. 19, 2003 RICHARD N. OSTLING, Associated Press NEW YORK – A pioneer in environmental ethics who says humanity has treated nature “disgracefully” was named Wednesday as this year’s recipient of a religion prize that is billed as the world’s richest annual award. The Rev. Holmes Rolston III was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities, a redefined version of the more general Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion that was presented through 2001. The prize is 725,000 British pounds, roughly $1.2 million. Rolston said at a news conference that he

John Templeton: Spiritually rich, and passing it on

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mar. 15, 2003 Gayle White Winchester, Tenn. — As a first-grader selling mail-order fireworks to his classmates, John Marks Templeton showed a flair for business. Early in life, he also exhibited an innate curiosity about God. He never outgrew either. Now 90, a knight of the British Empire with a fortune from international investing, Templeton is putting his money to work to learn more about the divine. For 30 years, he has awarded an annual prize for the study of religion, always making sure that its monetary value is greater than the Nobel’s. The winner of this