Juliet Hollister Awards

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

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.