Yesterday, on Thursday 26th May 2016, Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks was presented with the Templeton Prize at a ceremony at Central Hall Westminster, London.
In his acceptance speech, Lord Sacks said that being awarded the Prize had 'left me moved, humbled, thankful, and deeply motivated'. Focussing on the importance of memory and what he referred to as 'outsourcing', Lord Sacks spoke of the importance of morality in the free world. 'A free society is a moral achievement. Without self-restraint, without the capacity to defer the gratification of instinct, and without the habits of heart and deed that we call virtues, we will eventually lose our freedom.'
The full speech is available to read here.