Training Pro-Life Advocates to Think Clearly, Reason Honestly, and Argue Persuasively

We Have a New Address

We’ll be closing our Clovis post office box this week. They’ll begin forwarding our mail, but please note down our new address:

PO Box 6081,
Concord, NC 28027

Click the button below to learn more about why we’re moving ERI HQ, and how you can help.

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Latest Article: “Why We Need Male Sidewalk Counselors”

If more men understood the difference they could make by relating to a man in front of a clinic, thousands more lives would be saved from abortion.

Jacob Nels is the Operations Coordinator at Equal Rights Institute. In addition to putting his dialogue skills to good use at college campus outreaches, Jacob has a regular presence outside an abortion clinic as a sidewalk counselor and has had the joy of helping many women, men, and children leave the clinic alive and whole.

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Equal Rights Institute Turns Two

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of Equal Rights Institute. We couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished.

We spoke to 1,455 people in 18 speeches and seven all-day seminars. We published 35 new articles to our blog, which were ready by 38,269 people, mainly visiting our site from America, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Australia!

Click below to see our favorite memories from the last year…

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Would You Be Willing to Be an ERI Host Home?

ERI speakers (Josh and Tim Brahm, and eventually others) will be making a lot of trips around the country to speak at colleges, meet with the Students for Life club leaders we’re investing in, and lead pro-life campus outreaches.

One of the ways we can keep the costs of these trips down is by staying in host homes as often as possible instead of hotels. Click this link to read about our need, and if you can help us out, take the quick survey to give us the information we need to plan these trips efficiently.

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Meet Our Newest Incoming Staff Person!

We got to know Rachel during both of our trips to Michigan, and we were so impressed with her that we offered her a job in our training department, and she accepted! She’ll start next year after she finishes her degrees at University of Michigan.

Rachel is a Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience major and a Women’s Studies: Gender and Health minor at the University of Michigan. She is the president of the Students for Life at the University of Michigan, leading their efforts to educate students on pro-life topics and to advocate for pregnant and parenting students.

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Learn About Our Advisory Board!

We’ve purposefully put together an advisory board of people whose advice we not only respect, but who have a diverse set of experiences and areas of expertise. By having all of these people speaking into what we’re doing on an ongoing basis, we’re confident that we can direct Equal Rights Institute into becoming the best that it can be.

This advisory board is different than our Board of Directors, who meet quarterly to provide accountability, go over our financial reports, and make the decisions that only a Board of Directors can make. In contrast, the members of the Board of Advisors will meet with Josh one-on-one at least once a year to discuss our vision and offer their counsel.

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Check Our Speaking Availability

We travel the country giving speeches related to practical dialogue tips, relational apologetics, and rigorous philosophy.

Learn about our most requested topics, read endorsements and see where we’ve spoken before…

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Six Practical Tips for Having Good Dialogues

Josh Brahm’s speech from the 2015 Students for Life of America conference in D.C. in front of 2,400 passionately pro-life college students.

1: Silence your inner monologue.
2: Rephrase what they said.
3: Find genuine common ground when possible.
4: Acknowledge the horror of rape.
5: Be intentional with your body language.
6: Be willing to jump to another topic.

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