Scarritt-Bennett Center is a nonprofit education, conference, and retreat center committed to empowerment through cross-cultural understanding, hospitality, transformative education for justice and equality, reconciliation and renewal, spiritual formation through creativity and the arts, and cooperation and interaction within ecumenical and global contexts. Rooted in engaged mission, the Center has a strong commitment to the eradication of racism, the empowerment of women, and spiritual renewal.
Scarritt-Bennett Center has these gifts to offer young adults:
(for more info see Scarritt-Bennett Center: Programs!)
Social Justice Engagement:
The Women’s Table: engagement with women’s empowerment
Diversity in Dialogue: engagement with anti-racism, immigration issues, sexual orientation issues, diversity, and multiculturalism.
Virginia Davis Laskey Library: women’s history and literature
The Arts: Soul Work—music, poetry, writing workshops, a jazz vespers service; Poet’s Corner; Women’s Book Club.
Spiritual Formation: Tuesdays in the Chapel, Vespers, Skinner Chapel, plenty of connections to spiritual mentors.
Perfect Location (see Maps): Scarritt is within walking distance of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Upper Room, Edgehill neighborhood, Hillsboro Village, etc. which offers a diverse range of spiritual, justice, and educational resources.
History: Scarritt has a century+ long legacy of trailblazing the way for women’s education, justice, and multiculturalism.