Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice

Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice

The Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice (CLBSJ) is located on the Stony Point Center campus. The brainchild of three California theological scholars – Norman Gottwald, Jack Elliot and Herman Waetjen – whose vision was to combine their personal libraries to serve the broader movement for social justice. Currently, the collection houses over 12,000 books.  

The library is dedicated to nurturing the intersection between religious scholarship and social justice activism.    

Currently, the CLBSJ offers monthly “Scholar-Activist Encounters” by Zoom. The series bridges the divide that too often exists between theological scholarship and grass-roots organizing and activism.   

Guests of Stony Point Center, scholars and activists from all walks of life, regardless of institutional or religious affiliation, are welcome to visit, read and study books and materials from the collection.  

Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice hours:   

  • Monday 9AM-4PM   
  • Tuesday 3-5PM   
  • Wednesday 3-6PM   
  • Thursday 3-6PM   
  • Friday 3-6PM