Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

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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Labyrinth: We Make the Road By Walking

The labyrinth is a spiritual practice, a form of prayer that is based on the ancient practice of pilgrimage. Pilgrims walked to holy places, shrines to saints or locations in the holy land where important things in biblical history took place. Even in biblical times,...

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A Weekend at Highlander

By BHB Fellows Krysten Cherkaski, Monica McDougal, and Tieranny Woods Recently, we had the opportunity to attend the Highlander Research and Education Center’s 84th Anniversary Homecoming event. After spending some time learning about the history and legacy of Highlander, we were excited to head out to...

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In the Garden

by Monica McDougal When I applied to be a Belle H. Bennett Fellow, I imagined myself in an office somewhere in Nashville. I thought I would be in business casual clothing and spending my days working alongside adults. I never pictured myself in a garden at...

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20th Anniversary of Celebration of Cultures

On July 13, 1996 the first Celebration of Cultures event brought to Scarritt Bennett Center approximately 2000 people and 41 different cultural and/or ethnic groups with their music, dance, demonstrations, food, or other presentations. The celebration was widely promoted throughout the region; gifts and donations...

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