How to be a Gracist: Practical Methods of Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide

How to be a Gracist: Practical Methods of Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide

Sunday, October 16, 2016 

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

(This event is free, but prior registration is required)

We are honored to host Dr. David Anderson for this free event that we hope will open the dialogue about race relations within our communities. Dr. Anderson will give a presentation and then moderate a question and answer session with guests. (More details about his presentation to follow.) The afternoon will end with an interfaith prayer service, given by Sr. Rose Marie Jasinski, Sisters of Bon Secours United States leader. During this time of racial turmoil across our country, please join us to learn more about building bridges with our neighbors of all cultures and races. Learn what you can do to make a difference in the world today at this inspiring event!

Dr. Anderson will be available for book sales and signings at the end of our event.

Dr. David Anderson, founder and President of the BridgeLeader Network (BLN), and is one of the world’s leading authorities on building bridges across the deep divides of race, faith, culture and wealth. His global work has brought hope and healing to communities, families and people in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Wherever there is a divide, Anderson seeks to build a bridge through relevant and intelligent conversation. His insight, vision, and passion have made him a widely sought speaker, writer, and consultant for major national and international events and policy initiatives. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, FOX, BET, TBN and CSPAN television networks and has been interviewed on more than 2,000 radio stations worldwide.

Anderson is the bridge-building voice in the Nation’s Capital as host of the daily radio talk show ” with ” on WAVA (105.1 FM) – the most listened to Christian talk station on the East Coast and the 2nd most listened to Christian talk station in the nation. Dr. Anderson takes his ” with” to ABC2 Baltimore in Maryland each week on Sunday mornings.

Dr. Anderson earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 2001 from Oxford Graduate School’s American Centre for Religion and Society Studies in the US, while studying and defending his essays at Oxford University in England. As the founder and senior pastor of Bridgeway Community Church, Dr. Anderson reaches a dynamic, multicultural congregation of over
4,000 weekly attendees, from more than 52 different nations, located in Columbia, Maryland, and is viewed online in over 100 countries.

Dr. Anderson is the author of several books on race and diversity, including Letters Across the Divide (Baker, 2001) and Multicultural Ministry (Zondervan, 2004) and the award-winningGracism: The Art of Inclusion (IVP, 2007). In 2010, Dr. Anderson edited and co-authored the acclaimed Multicultural Ministry Handbook: Creatively Connecting to a Diverse World (IVP, 2010). His newest book, I Forgrace You: Doing Good to Those Who Have Hurt You (IVP, 2011), along with all of Dr. Anderson’s resources are available at

Dr. Anderson and his family reside in Ellicott City, Maryland.

This is a free event, but space is limited, so please register below. We would also greatly appreciate it if you would notify our Welcome Center (410-442-3120) if you need to cancel for any reason. 

How to be a Gracist: Practical Methods of Building Bridges Across the Racial Divide