Hospitality is

Creating space where individuals and groups engage each other to achieve a more just world


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

Empowerment of Women

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

Eradication of Racism

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

Prophetic Justice

Grounded in our Christian tradition, we provide a space for cultural expressions and a place at the table where all are included and affirmed.

Radical Hospitality

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

Sacred Rituals

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

Spiritual Enrichment

Transformative Education

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

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A place for justice.

Scarritt Bennett Center is a nonprofit conference, retreat, and education center in Nashville, TN. Owned by United Methodist Women, our campus is formerly home to United Methodist-related Scarritt College for Christian Workers (1924-1980) and Scarritt Graduate School (1981-1988). Today, Scarritt Bennett Center works to continue on the powerful legacy of Scarritt students, faculty, and staff in the fight for women’s rights, racial justice, and dignity for all.

A Lenten Journey in Song: Daily Reflections by Joyce D. Sohl, Ash Wednesday–Easter Sunday

A Lenten Journey in Song: Daily Reflections
by Joyce D. Sohl

Lent, a holy season of the church year, begins tomorrow. Lent is a time for reflection on our lives and the life of Jesus. It is also a time of preparing for the resurrection, a time for grieving and repenting of our sins, and a time of growing in the grace of God.

These forty days are a spiritual journey. Soul Work at Scarritt Bennett Center invites you to take that journey with us. For the 40 days of Lent, we're offering daily reflections on songs/hymns written by women, as well as selected scriptures, as part of our series, "A Lenten Journey in Song," written by our laywoman in residence, Joyce D. Sohl. You can find these reflections, set into weekly booklets, right here on our website.

May your journey be inspirational, challenging, and a time of growth in the Christian faith. May your soul experience a “springtime” of renewed faith in the resurrected Lord.


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