The Charles Strong (Australian
Church) Memorial Trust
‘For the promotion
in Australia of the sympathetic study of world religions’
The trust is
a memorial to the life and labours of the Rev. Dr. Charles Strong
(1844-1942) and a tribute to the members and adherents of the Australian
Church (1855-1955) who faithfully supported and encouraged Dr. Strong
in his religious and social work.
ACTIVITIES OF THE TRUST
Income from the trust
is used to promote, in Australia, the study and understanding of
world religions. In accordance with the constitution of the Trust
world religions is understood to include all major religious or
religious philosophies other than Christianity. The study of world
religions also includes dialogue between Christianity and philosophies
or disciplines that illuminate the nature of religion.
The activities of the
- An annual Charles
Strong Trust lecture by a notable scholar in religious studies
or a related field.
- A lecture, on an appropriate
occasion, by a promising young Australian scholar on some aspect
- The periodic sponsorship
of visiting scholars and lecturers in the field of world religions.
- The extension of grants
to individuals or institutions for projects or programmes that
promote the aims of the Trust.
- Assistance in the
publication of books or periodicals dealing with world religions
and the study of religion.
Those interested in
further details about these activities of the Trust should contact
the current chair of the Trust, Dr.