Jean Vanier

The world’s most vulnerable people have been honored by the awarding of the prestigious Templeton Prize to Jean Vanier, co-founder of the L’Arche federation of communities. Jean Vanier has been awarded the Templeton Prize for 2015 for his innovative discovery of the central role of vulnerable people in the creation of a more just, inclusive and humane society.

The Templeton Prize, which has previously been awarded to Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama and others, is one of the most prestigious honors in the world, and is valued at close to $US 1.7 million.

According to Jean Vanier, this prize honours primarily the most vulnerable among us, often marginalized in our societies, and to whom he attributes his discovery.  It is these people who revealed to him that any person who has been previously rejected, when welcomed, becomes a source of dialogue, of healing, of unity and of peace for our societies and our religions.

To learn more:  http://www.jean-vanier.org/templeton

 

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