Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

The Gift of Love

The hymn by Christina G. Rossetti, “Love came down at Christmas” uses the word “love” many times. At times it is a metaphor for Jesus and/or God; at other times human love is her focus. Read this hymn prayerfully several times.   Love came down at Christmas Love...

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Thanksgiving

What kind of Thanksgiving are you planning? Is it a big meal of extended family and a celebration of what binds you together? A chance to try out some new culinary chops or a return to deeply held traditions? A prelude to shopping madness? A...

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Where Are All the Black Men?

Where Are All the Black Men? by Tieranny Woods A few weeks ago, my co-fellows, Monica and Krysten, and I were tasked with presenting a case study on a particular incident or situation that has taken place at our site placements. These incidents were then brought in...

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After Election Day: Breathing Easier

The election is over, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the crazy intensity has passed. Our republic survived. And looking back over the last year, maybe we can start to look for lessons learned, not so much about the candidates or...

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Intention and Accountability in Racial Justice Work

Intention and Accountability in Racial Justice Work by Krysten Cherkaski Last week, I was tasked with sharing my completed case study - a written reflection on my social justice practice that considers personal, interpersonal, and systemic dynamics - with the other fellows, Tieranny and Monica, and Marie,...

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“Being Black in America”

by Tieranny Woods As I was scrolling through Instagram, I came across this post, “Black doctor says Delta Air Lines staff didn’t believe she is a doctor during in flight medical emergency.”  This black woman, physician noted that during her flight, a flight attendant refused to...

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Before You Vote – THINK AND PRAY!

The rhetoric of this political campaign continues to fill the radio, television, newspapers, and social media. The election of a president, vice president, members of Congress and members of state and local governments are important matters as one considers the future direction of the nation,...

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