Jean Vanier received the Templeton Prize20 may 2015
On monday 18 May 2015, in London, in the church St Martin in the Fields, during a beautiful and moving ceremony
Valued at £1.1 million (about $1.7 million or €1.5 million), the Templeton Prize is one of the world's largest annual awards given to an individual.
Jean Vanier has determined that 100% of the Prize money will be used to benefit people with intellectual disabilities, who are among the most oppressed people on the planet.
The Prize money will be gifted to L’Arche, Faith and Light, and through them to other organizations in financially poor countries who are working to lift up the lives and reveal the unique gifts of people with intellectual disabilities.
Mime: People invited for the banquet