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

LATEST ARTICLE: Stop Calling People Animals

If you oppose dehumanizing fetuses, you should oppose dehumanizing anyone. Call them evil people. Never call them animals. They are valuable human beings that are doing deeply, deeply evil things.

When you refer to a group of human beings as animals, you train your mind to be unempathetic towards them. When you train your mind to be unempathetic towards a group of people, you make it much easier to mistreat those people.

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FREE PODCAST: The Primary Things Jacob Says While Sidewalk Counseling

Every other Tuesday we publish a new episode of the Equipped for Life Podcast, available to everyone who purchases our course, “Equipped for Life: A Fresh Approach to Conversations about Abortion.” Generally these podcast episodes won’t be available to the general public, but we plan on occasionally making exceptions, and we’ve decided to make our 11th episode the first one we make available to everybody.

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Apply for a course scholarship!

We’ve received a lot of feedback that there are clubs who really want to take the Equipped for Life Course, but are only being held back by funding. Many club leaders are overwhelmed or too busy to add fundraising to their list. So they’re settling for whatever free resources they can find online, resources that will be less helpful to their club because they don’t cover much of what we cover in our course.

We’re asking club presidents that want their club to take the course but can’t afford it to apply for a sponsorship. These sponsorships will be paid for by our donors who are excited about helping a club grow and become more effective and motivated to do outreach on their campus.

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The Equipped for Life Course is Now Available!

Just two months after starting Equal Rights Institute, Josh and Timothy Brahm gave their first seminar together on pro-life dialogue. In order for that to be possible, they had to very quickly take their growing body of original content and combine it with the most helpful tools they had learned from other pro-life leaders.

From August 2014 to August 2016 only about four hundred individuals have had the opportunity to experience ERI’s full seminar in pro-life dialogue. Until now.

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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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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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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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