Mar 11, 2015
By Michael Kramer
A great honour for Jean Vanier – the son of former Canadian governor general Georges P. Vanier.
86-year old Jean has been awarded the 2015 Templeton Prize – worth about $2 million.
The prize was announced in London today.
Jean Vanier created L’Arche in France in 1964 described as a groundbreaking international network – where people with and without intellectual disabilities work together as peers.
Vanier still lives in the original L’Arche community north of Paris – and has promoted social justice and unity among Christians and other faiths for more than 50 years.
He joins a celebrated group of 44 former recipients, including Mother Teresa, Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the Dalai Lama.