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The Color of Compromise
A 10-week book study

"There Can Be No Justice Without Truth. In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes readers back to the roots of sustained racism and injustice in the American church. Filled with powerful stories and examples of American Christianity's racial past, Tisby's historical narrative highlights the obvious ways people of faith have actively worked against racial justice, as well as the complicit silence of racial moderates. Identifying the cultural and institutional tables that must be flipped to bring about progress, Tisby provides in-depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God's people." (from the book jacket)


Neighborhood Seminary invites you to join in taking another step together in the work of “racial justice as discipleship” through a ten-week study of Jemar Tisby’s book, The Color of Compromise, to be facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jim Melson. This transformational learning experience is offered for all who desire to deepen their understanding of the White Church's participation in America's racialized culture, and who want to pursue nurturing beloved community.

Rev. Dr. Jim Melson, facilitator, is an ordained United Methodist pastor and is Founder and Executive Director of Cornelius Corps, a ministry which focuses on the intersection of racial justice/reconciliation and spiritual formation.  Jim partners with Neighborhood Seminary as instructor, spiritual formation director and consultant. For more information about Cornelius Corps go to



  • ​Ten Tuesdays beginning September 14 through November 16, 2021

  • Virtual Class via ZOOM, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET

  • ZOOM link, class schedule, outline and reading assignments will be provided with registration confirmation

  • 10 weekly sessions of 90-minutes include: 

    • Opening Scripture and Prayer

    • A Presentation About the Focus Chapter for Each Session

    • Small Group Conversations on Focus Questions in Breakout Rooms

    • Large Group Gathering for Closing Reflection and Prayer



Early Bird Registration: $150

Regular Registration: $175 

Your copy of The Color of Compromise in your favorite format. We encourage you to purchase your copy from a local bookstore and/or one owned by a Person of Color.

*If you need financial assistance or have any questions, please contact Dina Helderman.