Opening Weekend

October 22, 2011

Come celebrate the inauguration of the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice at Stony Point Center, which will provide biblical resources for the study and practice of faith and social justice. Connecting “the seminary, sanctuary and streets,” the CLBSJ’s educational events and first-class collection of books, periodicals, archives will serve scholars, students, activists, educators, organizers and clergy.

Saturday, October 22

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception, Open House and Inaugural Anthology book signing in the newly renovated Readers’ Service/CLBSJ Building.

6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Music, poetry and a round-table discussion with Drs. Norman Gottwald, Herman Waetjen, and Jack Elliott, moderated by scholar-activist and Word & World mentor Laurel Dykstra.

Sunday, October 23:

8:00 am Breakfast honoring Stony Point Center’s Readers’ Service staff and volunteers

10:00 am Worship, Stony Point Presbyterian Church (Herman Waetjen preaching)

11:45 am Stony Point Center’s Co-Directors’ Luncheon featuring organizers of the Community of Living Traditions

1:30-3:30 pm Seminar with Gottwald, Waetjen, & Elliott, founding CLBSJ donors


All photos © by Tim Nafziger, used with permission. All rights reserved.

Laurel Dykstra, Ched Myers and Norman Gottwald discuss "Liberating Biblical Study"

Laurel Dykstra gives CLBSJ librarian Joanna Meckley a copy of Liberating Biblical Study for the library's collection

Norman Gottwald with a representative of the Urban Theological Unit

Opening the library

Opening the library

Opening the library

Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb shows her Torah scroll

Panel discussion with members of Word and World Mentoring program

Panel discussion with members of Word and World Mentoring program

Panel discussion with members of Word and World Mentoring program

Musician and activist Charlie King


Stony Point Center

CLBSJ Board Members

Library Opening

Library Opening

Charlie King, Elaine Enns and Ched Myers sing happy birthday to John Elliott

Herman Waetjen

Norman Gottwald

John Elliott