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

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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Latest Article: “Learning to Allow Space for the Thinking Pause”

You can’t dialogue well about abortion or anything else unless you learn to listen well. It should be obvious to anyone that if you want to listen well you shouldn’t interrupt people when they’re in the middle of a sentence. Something much less obvious is that you shouldn’t interrupt people when they’re in the middle of an important thought. An excellent listener should develop both the wisdom to recognize and the patience to allow space for a “thinking pause.”

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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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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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