Francis Collins’ Templeton Prize ceremony

The Sept 24, 2020, Templeton Prize award ceremony for Francis Collins is moving in many ways, on multiple levels, with respect to every segment, speaker, and participant. The ceremony culminates in Collins’ eloquent acceptance speech, which shines with wisdom and love. It will repay repeated hearing. His story and his message coinhere to create a message of hope for our time. And then there’s an incomparably appropriate song at the end.

Watch the full ceremony:


We thank God for you, Francis. You are a sign to us of what God is doing in these hard times. We are praying for you.


Short clips of different segments are available from a Templeton playlist, arranged below in roughly the same order as the ceremony:

How Will Pandemic Change Us? NIH Director Francis Collins on Fighting Covid-19:

Dr. Francis Collins: Harmony – Life at the Intersection of Science & Faith:

Dr. Deborah Haarsma’s 2020 Templeton Prize Address:

N.T. Wright – 2020 Templeton Prize Address:

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams’ 2020 Templeton Prize Address:

Dr. Jane Goodall’s 2020 Templeton Prize Message:

Renée Fleming Sings “O mio babbino caro” at 2020 Templeton Prize:

Heather Templeton Dill’s 2020 Templeton Prize Address:

In Praise of Harmony: Francis Collins’ 2020 Templeton Prize Address:

President George W. Bush’s 2020 Templeton Prize Message:

President Obama’s 2020 Templeton Prize Message:

Dr. Francis Collins and Renée Fleming Sing duet:

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