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The stylised rendering of the Southern Cross is an adaptation of the original symbol of the Australian Church founded by the Rev. Dr. Charles Strong to operate under the Southern Cross.


New Conference

In July 2020 the International Society of Biblical Literature will be held at the University of Adelaide and promoted by the Strong Trust. For information call Norman Habel,

A Strong Pacifism Conference - 2018

This conference is being planned by the Trust and will probably be held in November 2018, 100 years after the original Armistice Day when Strong delivered his famous Armistice Day speech. A special volume recognising Strong's role as a pioneer pacifist in Australia will also be released. Any interested in participating in the project please contact Norman Habel,

New Publication

The papers from the 2015 International Conference on ecology and religion held at the Serafino Winery in Mclaren Vale are now available in a publication entitled: The Nature of Things: Rediscovering the Spiritual in God's Creation. The publisher is Wipf & Stock.

Award for Basil Moore

At the 2013 AASR Conference in Adelaide, Dr Basil Moore was given the Charles Strong Trust Award for his contributions to the study of religion and religions in Australia.

In addition, his historic paper of 1971 was reprinted and made available. This paper on Black Theology was a major factor in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and led to Basil Moore being house arrested. The paper is included among the publications on this website.

Constitution and Management of the Trust

The management of the Trust is vested in three Trustees who meet annually with an Advisory Committee to plan the activities of the Trust. The financial management of the Trust is currently in the hands of the Adelaide office of Sustained Advice.

Lectures and Publications of the Trust

From the complete listing of the LECTURES and PUBLICATIONS of the Trust, a number of back copies of the Lectures are available through the Trust Office and a number of recent lectures are available on line free of charge.

Projects of the Trust

A major project of the Trust in recent years has been THE EARTH BIBLE. Further details about this project are available by emailing

An extension of this Project is The Earth Bible Commentary, published by Sheffield Phoenix, the first 2 volumes of which appeared in 2012.

The Trust Office

The Trust Office is located with the Chair of the Trust

Dr. Norman Habel
124/8 Marina Ave
Belair SA 5052

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