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A 10-week study on Tuesdays
April 18 - June 20, 2023
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (USA/Canada)

Remember and Recommit
Modern Civil Rights Movement and
the Ongoing Call for Racial Justice

   Join Neighborhood Seminary in the ten-week study

Remember and Recommit 

facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jim Melson,

Tuesdays April 18 through June 20, 2023

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (USA/Canada)

If you seek deeper understanding of America’s racialized culture…

  • If you want to learn more about historical incidents which have shaped the nation…

  • If you desire justice and equity for all people...

this ten-week course is for you!

The purpose of this ten-week course is to further equip church leaders, clergy and laity, to participate in the work of dismantling racism as discipleship.  

By actively engaging in the course through listening, reading, viewing, reflecting, praying and conversing with others in the small groups, participants can anticipate deepening of relationships with God and neighbors, and discerning with others how we may more fully embody God’s love and grace through our congregations and in our communities.


  • ​10 Tuesdays beginning April 18 through June 20, 2023

    • Class will meet on April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20.​

  • Virtual Class via ZOOM, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST (USA/Canada)

  • Class outline and reading assignments provided after class registration.

  • Zoom link provided one week prior to start of class.

  • Each weekly session is two hours and includes:

    • Opening Scripture and Prayer

    • Presentation correlated to focus of each session

    • Small group conversations on focus questions in ZOOM breakout rooms

    • Large group gathering for closing reflection and prayer


Registration Fee: $200 per person

2.0 CEUs: $10

Registration closes April 11, 2023 at 5pm.

Participants purchase a personal copy of these books in their preferred format (Paperback, audio, Kindle, etc.).

  • Where Do We go from Here: Chaos or Commitment, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (2010)

  • Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, by Julian Bond (2021)


We encourage purchases from a local bookstore and/or one owned by a Person of Color.

*If you have any questions, please contact Pansy Crumpler.

The Rev. Dr. James (Jim) Melson is the Executive Director of the Cornelius Corps, a ministry based in Richmond, VA, which focuses on spiritual formation and racial justice and reconciliation.

Jim is an ordained pastor in The United Methodist Church. He served for 19 years as the pastor of local churches in the Virginia Annual Conference before founding the Cornelius Corps in 2001.

Jim graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, in 1978 with a BA in Greek and Religion and was a Phi Beta Kappa inductee. He attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, and received his D.Min. in 1982.

Jim and Vickie married in 1977. They have two grown daughters, Katie Leslie of Pittsburgh, PA., and Kristie Melson of Richmond, VA. They have four grandchildren: Campbell and Sophie Leslie of Pittsburgh, PA., and Asher and Quinn Wells of Richmond, VA.

For more information about Cornelius Corps go to

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