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Welcome to Scarritt Bennett Center, a faith-based nonprofit conference, event, and retreat center dedicated to the mission of
radical hospitality.

Grounded in our Christian tradition, we believe radical hospitality means creating safe spaces for everyone to find a seat at the table.

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A Place for Justice
A Place for Justice

Owned by United Women in Faith, our campus is formerly home to United Methodist-related Scarritt College for Christian Workers (1924–1980) and Scarritt Graduate College (1981–1988). Today, Scarritt Bennett Center works to continue the powerful legacy of the Scarritt students, faculty, and staff in the fight for women’s empowerment, racial justice, and dignity for all.

Our Values

Radical Hospitality | Grounded in our Christian tradition, we believe providing radical hospitality means creating a safe space for everyone to learn, engage, and find a seat at the table.

Eradication of Racism |
We challenge societal assumptions about power, domination, and violence that use race and ethnic differences to create inequality and inequity.

Prophetic Justice |
We work to realize a just society and promote activism on behalf of all those who live with injustice.

Empowerment of Women |
We enable women to strengthen their voices for self-advocacy, leadership, and action.

Transformative Education |
We build on our legacy of teaching and learning to empower people to be progressive catalysts in their communities.

Spiritual Enrichment |
We are rooted in an understanding that tending to the soul buoys and strengthens individual and communal renewal.

Sacred Rituals |
We value sacred rituals as ways of honoring and celebrating cultural expressions.

A Place for Justice
A Place for Justice

Owned by United Women in Faith, our campus is formerly home to United Methodist-related Scarritt College for Christian Workers (1924–1980) and Scarritt Graduate College (1981–1988). Today, Scarritt Bennett Center works to continue the powerful legacy of the Scarritt students, faculty, and staff in the fight for women’s empowerment, racial justice, and dignity for all.

Our Values

Radical Hospitality | Grounded in our Christian tradition, we believe providing radical hospitality means creating a safe space for everyone to learn, engage, and find a seat at the table.

Eradication of Racism |
We challenge societal assumptions about power, domination, and violence that use race and ethnic differences to create inequality and inequity.

Prophetic Justice |
We work to realize a just society and promote activism on behalf of all those who live with injustice.

Empowerment of Women |
We enable women to strengthen their voices for self-advocacy, leadership, and action.

Transformative Education |
We build on our legacy of teaching and learning to empower people to be progressive catalysts in their communities.

Spiritual Enrichment |
We are rooted in an understanding that tending to the soul buoys and strengthens individual and communal renewal.

Sacred Rituals |
We value sacred rituals as ways of honoring and celebrating cultural expressions.

Community Lunch
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Community Lunch

Our Susie Gray Dining Hall is open for lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Purchase a lunch ticket in advance or just come on in & have a seat!

Community Lunch Mobile
Join Us for
Community Lunch

Our Susie Gray Dining Hall is open for lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Purchase a lunch ticket in advance or just come on in & have a seat!

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