Norman Habel is a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University. He is a biblical scholar who has specialised in the Book of Job, ecology and the Bible, and Wisdom Literature. His initiatives include The Earth Bible Series, The Season of Creation and Ecological Hermeneutics. His recent works include Discerning Wisdom in God’s Creation and The Earth Care Charter. He has also been involved with building positive relationships with the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia. He worked with the Rainbow Spirit elders in Queensland to produce Rainbow Spirit Theology. He is the author of Reconciliation, Searching for Australia’s Soul. His latest work entitled Acknowledgement of the Land and Faith of the Indigenous Custodians after following the Abraham Trail is a challenge for the churches of Australia and the background for his presentation at the Common Dreams conference.
Norman will give a Keynote Presentation, Time to Publicly Acknowledge the Creation Spirituality of our Aboriginal Custodians.
Ivan Copely will respond to Norman’s presentation.