List of religion-related awards

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This list of religion-related awards is an index to articles about notable awards related to religion given by institutions other than the churches. Awards by churches are covered by the list of ecclesiastical decorations.

Country Award Sponsor Given for
United States American Music Award for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist American Music Awards Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational[1]
Germany Buber-Rosenzweig-Medal Deutscher Koordinierungsrat der Gesellschaften für Christlich-Jüdische Zusammenarbeit Individuals, initiatives, or institutions, which have actively contributed to Christian–Jewish understanding[2]
United Kingdom Burkitt Medal British Academy Special service to biblical studies[3]
Canada Covenant Awards GMA Canada Christian music industry[4][5]
United Arab Emirates Dubai International Holy Quran Award Government of Dubai For memorization of the Quran[6]
United States Four Freedoms Award Roosevelt Institute Commitment to those principles which US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed in his historic speech to United States Congress on January 6, 1941, as essential to democracy: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear
United States GMA Dove Award Gospel Music Association Outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry
United Arab Emirates Global Islamic Finance Awards Edbiz Corporation Islamic banking and finance
United States Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song The Recording Academy Quality contemporary Christian music songs
United States Grawemeyer Award University of Louisville Ideas rather than lifelong or publicized personal achievement
Norway Holberg Prize Government of Norway Outstanding scholars for work in the arts, humanities, social sciences, law and theology
United States Humanist of the Year American Humanist Association Humanism
Saudi Arabia King Faisal International Prize King Faisal Foundation Islamic studies[7]
Europe Leipzig Human Rights Award European-American Citizens Committee for Human Rights and Religious Freedom in the USA Efforts towards human rights and freedom of expression in the USA
Switzerland Mount Zion Award University of Lucerne Significant contribution to the Jewish-Christian dialogue or to the understanding of the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, in Israel
United Kingdom Order of the Founder The Salvation Army Salvationists who had rendered distinguished service, such as would have specially commended itself to the Founder
United States Patronal Medal Catholic University of America Distinguished service in the advancement of Marian devotion, theology, or general appreciation of the place of Mary in the life of the Catholic Church
United States Richard Dawkins Award Atheist Alliance International Distinguished individual from the worlds of science, scholarship, education or entertainment, who publicly proclaims the values of secularism and rationalism, upholding scientific truth wherever it may lead
United Kingdom Secularist of the Year National Secular Society Individual or organisation considered to have made the greatest contribution to secularism in the previous year
United States Stellar Awards Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy Achievements in the gospel music industry
United States Templeton Prize John Templeton Foundation Person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life's spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works
United States The Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award Harvard Divinity School Graduate who exhibits a passionate and helpful interest in the lives of other people, an informed and realistic faithfulness, an embodiment of the idea that love is not so much a way of feeling as a way of acting, and a reliable sense of humor
Malaysia The Royal Award For Islamic Finance Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Contributions towards Islamic banking and finance.

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  1. ^ 2019 Winners, American Music Awards, retrieved 2020-01-24
  2. ^ Buber-Rosenzweig Medal homepage (in German)
  3. ^ "Burkitt Medal (Biblical Studies)". Prizes and Medals. British Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  4. ^ The 41st Annual Covenant Award Nominees, GMA Canada, retrieved 2020-01-24
  5. ^ "Canadian Gospel Music Association, Vol. 3". Generally Semantics. 5 November 2019.
  6. ^ Dubai International Holy Quran Award, Government of Dubai, retrieved 2020-01-24
  7. ^ Islamic Studies, King Faisal Foundation, retrieved 2019-12-27