Seminal Books in Activist Theology: Sanctuary for All Life and Goatwalking

Seminal Books in Activist Theology

December 13, 2018

Reading and discussing books that help to galvanize faith-based consciousness in movement.

Join Kitty and Rick Ufford-Chase, the co-directors at Stony Point Center, who will lead a discussion about on Jim Corbett’s seminal book, “Sanctuary for All Life” and “Goatwalking.”

Jim was a Quaker who is considered a co-founder of the original Sanctuary Movement. Equally a practicing mystic and an uncompromising activist, his philosophy and ministry inspired many to deepen their faith-rooted organizing practices centered in human and community dignity.

Rick and Kitty’s comments will draw from their direct experience of working with Jim Corbett on the border. The conversation will focus on how Jim’s ideas have impacted immigrant rights and Sanctuary organizing, as well as earth-centered activism, and how it continues to speak today.

The event begins at 7pm in the Center and Library for Social Justice on the Stony Point Center Campus. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed on the CLBSJ facebook page:

This event is the third in a salon series called “Seminal Books in Activist Theology,” organized by the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice and the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center. For one Thursday a month, bibliophiles, activists, theologians and scholars of all stripes are invited to gather at the Library and discuss books that helped to galvanize faith-based consciousness in movement.

For more information, and to access several short background pieces about Jim’s work, please visit