Monday, March 12, 2007

The John Templeton Foundation

The mission of the John Templeton Foundation is to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discovery in areas engaging life’s biggest questions. These questions range from explorations into the laws of nature and the universe to questions on the nature of love, gratitude, forgiveness, and creativity.

The vision is derived from John Templeton’s commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. The Foundation’s motto “How little we know, how eager to learn” exemplifies its support for open-minded inquiry and its hope for advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.

In the Charter establishing his philanthropy in 1987, John Templeton expresses that his Foundation should serve as a philanthropic catalyst for research on concepts and realities such as love, gratitude, forgiveness and creativity. Twenty years later, the Foundation continues to fund rigorous scientific research and related cutting-edge scholarship on a wide spectrum of Core Themes:

Creativity
Curiosity
Emergence
Entrepreneurship
Evolution
Forgiveness
Freedom & Free Will
Future-Mindedness
Generosity
Gratitude
Honesty
Humility
Human Flourishing
Infinity
Mind & Intelligence
New Concepts of God
Prayer & Meditation
Progress
Purpose
Reliability
Science and Religion
Self-Control
Spiritual Capital
Spiritual Development
Spiritual Transformation
Spirituality & Health
Thrift
Ultimate Reality
Unconditional Love
Wisdom
Worship

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