Tomáš Halík has won this year's Templeton Prize on March 13.


Aug. 14, 2013

Tomáš Halík has received many distinguished awards for his merits in inter-religious dialogue, for his scholarly and pedagogical activity, for his promotion of spiritual freedom and human rights, and also awards for literature, including:

  • 1997 – Masaryk Academy of Arts prize for creative activity (Prague)
  • 2002 – Andrew Elias Human Tolerance Award for outstanding services in disseminating the values of tolerance and spiritual and intellectual freedom (USA)
  • 2003 – Cardinal König Merit Award for defence of human rights and spiritual freedom, Austria (Laudator: Václav Havel, President of the Czech Republic)
  • 2006 – Literary Award of the Czech Literary Fund for the title Night of the Confessor
  • 2007 – Fenix Prize of Polish Booksellers for the best book by a foreign author, for the Both Called and Not Called book (Poland)
  • 2007 – The Prize of the Czech Society for Science and Art for his literary, scholarly and pedagogical activity
  • 2010 – The Romano Guardini Prize for outstanding merits in interpreting contemporary society, Germany (Laudator: Karel Schwarzenberg, Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic)
  • 2010 – The Golden St. Adalbert medal for extraordinarily efficient explanation of religion to fellow citizens, Prague (Laudator: Cardinal Dominik Duka, archbishop of Prague)
  • 2010 – Medal for outstanding services to inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue (Islamic society Mosaika-Platform, Prague)
  • 2011 – Honorary title “Man of Reconciliation 2010” for outstanding services to dialogue between Christians and Jews (The Polish Council of Christians and Jews, Warsaw)
  • 2012 – Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for distinguished contribution to Polish-Czech cultural dialogue and cooperation with Catholic circles
  • 2012 – Nachtsgedanken eines Beichvaters selected as best theological book of July 2012 in Germany
  • 2014 - Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities