Juliet Hollister Awards

Juliet Hollister & Dalai Lama Juliet Hollister & Dalai Lama Imam Khalid Latif Imam Khalid Latif Bhai Mohinder Singh Bhai Mohinder Singh Queen Noor of Jordan Queen Noor of Jordan Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dr. Suheil Bushrui Dr. Suheil Bushrui May Rihani May Rihani Venerable Yifa Venerable Dr. Yifa Chief Arvol Looking Horse Chief Arvol Looking Horse Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp Rabbi Yehuda Sarna Rabbi Yehuda Sarna Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Chelsea Clinton Chelsea Clinton Wangari Mathaii Wangari Mathaii Daniel Pearl Daniel Pearl Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook Peter Max Peter Max Prince Hassan of Jordan Prince Hassan of Jordan Juliet Hollister Award presented to Ela Gandhi Dr. Karan Singh Dr. Karan Singh Father Thomas Keating Father Thomas Keating Majora Carter Majora Carter Reverend. Dr. James A. Forbes Reverend Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. Karen Armstrong Karen Armstrong

In 1996, in support and affirmation of individuals whose life work has advanced the interfaith ideal, the Temple of Understanding established the Juliet Hollister Award. Named in honor of our founder, Hollister Awards are granted to individuals who are:

  1. Religious figures who bring interfaith values into the place of worship were the faithful congregate; and
  2. Secular figures who promote greater understanding of spiritual values in areas such as the arts, education, media, government, science, law and ecology.

Past awardees include Karen Armstrong, Dr. Coleman Barks, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Dr. Thomas Berry, Dr Suheil Badi Bushrui, Majora Carter, Fr. Thomas Keating, Sir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Dr. Hans Kung, His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, His Royal Highness Prince el Hassan bin Talal, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, H.E. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Henry Luce III, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Wangari Maathai, Peter Max, the Very Rev. James Parks Morton, Her Majesty Queen Noor, Daniel Pearl (accepted at the time by Dr. Judea Pearl), Cokie and Steven Roberts, Mary Robinson, Sri Swami Satchidananda, Maestro Ravi Shankar, Russell Simmons, Dr. Karan Singh, Bhai Mohinder Singh Alowalla, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Venerable Dr. Yifa.