11:38am

Thu February 2, 2012
Scarritt-Bennett Conference Attracts 20+ Scholars

"Big-I" Conference Explores Religion's Evolution

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  What will religion and spirituality look like in years to come?  That’s the big question being explored this weekend during the “Big I” conference being held at the Wisdom House at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville.

More than 20 speakers from across the nation and representing different faith backgrounds will be on hand to offer their insights. The conference will include both formal presentations and opportunities for attendees to interact with the featured speakers.

Wisdom House Director Rabbi Rami Shapiro notes that religion is evolving rapidly and hopes the conference will spark conversations about where religious expression is headed next.

"Statistics seem to suggest that people are looking for something bigger than the typical synagogue, church, mosque experience. They're looking for something else, they're looking for something deeper, and we're hoping to explore, identify and address what that might be."

The conference begins with breakfast Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m CST and continues through Sunday evening at the Scarritt-Bennett Center on Grand Ave. in Nashville. You can register online (www.scarrittbennett.org) or by calling Scarritt-Bennett.