Sociologist, President, Czech Christian AcademyCzech Republic
Professor of Philosophy at Charles University in Prague, Pastor of the Academic Parish in Prague, President of the Czech Christian Academy and Member of the Forum 2000 Foundation Program Council. Mr. Halík is also a writer and a member of the European Academy of Science and Art. In 1992, Pope John Paul II appointed him Advisor to the Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers and in 2008, Pope Benedict XVI granted him the title of Monsignor – Honorary Prelate of His Holiness. In 2009, he received the “Truth and Justice” prize for his defense of human rights and justice, in 2010, the Romano Guardini Prize, and in 2014, the Templeton Prize.