Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Seeking a Spiritual Grounding

By Joyce D. Sohl We have become a society of seekers – seekers of pleasure, seekers of “things”, seekers of stability, seekers of safety. We are also a people that are seekers of the meaning of life and we attempt to find it in a multitude...

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Poet’s Corner: Kamilah Aisha Moon

By Judith Clerjeune Poets have the amazing gift of curating words in ways that render our most precious, ephemeral, painful and joyful moments to life once again. On the fourth Thursday of every month, Scarritt Bennett Center hosts Poet’s Corner, where a local poet reads their...

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Wild With Words

By Joyce D. Sohl Words fill up a page. Words fill up our minds and thoughts. Words fill up the airwaves. Words are everywhere! Words are, for most of us, our common creative medium. We use them to communicate with each other in conversation; we use...

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The Culture of Violence

By Chandra Allen As the images of our culture of violence continue to overflow across the media outlets, I am overtaken by the level of violence that is perpetrated within and against communities. I am saddened by our inhumanity towards one another and our inability to...

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Epiphany

By Joyce D. Sohl January 6 is known as the day of Epiphany and it is followed by the season of Epiphany through Ash Wednesday. In the early church Epiphany celebrated the coming of the magi, the baptism of Jesus and the early miracles of Jesus....

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Loving-Kindness: Taking Care

By Chandra Allen Before Christmas, the Woman to Woman group gathered at Scarritt Bennett Center for our monthly Circle meeting. This year our theme is “Identity: Culture, Community, and Self.” So far we have explored what it means to be part of culture – culture we...

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