Per CDC guidelines, Scarritt Bennett Center asks all who visit our campus, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask while indoors.
Creating space where individuals and groups engage each other to achieve a more just world
Breathtaking Spaces | Unforgettable Hospitality
Worship | Reflection | Renewal
in our historic Residence Halls
No one is free until we are all free.
The half of knowledge is knowing where to find knowledge.
Intimate | Historic | Perfect
Laura K. Allen Photography
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.
Grounded in our Christian tradition, we provide a space for cultural expressions and a place at the table where all are included and affirmed.
We value sacred rituals as ways of honoring and celebrating cultural expressions.
We are rooted in an understanding that tending to the soul buoys and strengthens individual and communal renewal.
We build on our legacy of teaching and learning to empower people to be progressive catalysts in their communities.
Scarritt Bennett Center is a nonprofit conference, retreat, and education center in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to create space where individuals and groups engage each other to achieve a more just world.
Owned by United Methodist Women, 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.
Sohl Space Campaign
IN HONOR OF JOYCE SOHL
Joyce Sohl’s impact on Scarritt Bennett Center and on women and men across the globe is immeasurable. Because of Joyce’s strong faith and convictions, Scarritt Bennett Center not only exists, it thrives as a place where women are empowered, ordinary people organize for justice and change, and laity find their faith renewed, strengthened, and transformed. Joyce’s Soul Work programs—such as Poet’s Corner, Tuesdays in the Chapel, and Vespers & All That Jazz—reach thousands of people every year and are central to the spiritual life of many. Whether she is bringing people to our campus or connecting with them through our digital platforms, Joyce is a tender yet fierce presence in people’s lives, inspiring individuals and community to grow sacred and strong.
Honor Joyce’s legacy with a gift to our Sohl Space campaign.