ERI is dedicated to equipping the pro-life movement to argue intelligently, honestly, and persuasively about abortion. We teach relational dialogue tips and the top pro-life arguments in blog articles, videos, podcasts, and our two full-length courses. Our goal isn’t just to help you win a debate, but to show you how to help pro-choice people change their mind. We provide responses to the toughest pro-choice arguments, based in questions of personhood, bodily autonomy, and self-defense, and we treat pro-choice people with respect by responding to the strongest version of their arguments.
You can be a more confident and gracious pro-life advocate; we’re here to help.
An officer in one of our Affiliate Groups demonstrates how to engage effectively with difficult people through her run-in with abolitionists.Read More
Josh’s favorite Christian apologist, Dr. Randal Rauser, joins the show. Randal describes himself as “progressively Evangelical and generously Orthodox.” Josh asks him about open-mindedness, his observations about the pro-life movement, when it’s appropriate to call leaders out publicly, and the difference between an “agitation apologetics model” and an “agreement apologetics model.”Watch or Download the MP3
Does it feel like you’ll never be able to have a dialogue with those crazy extremists on the other side of the abortion debate (or any other issue)? In this video, incoming staff member and PhD candidate Rebecca Carlson explains how to make good conversations possible. Drawing from her experience teaching dialogue skills to philosophy students, Rebecca shares three lessons, highlighting both that bad dialogue isn’t a problem limited to any one side of any debate and that we have the power to make conversations better.Watch the Video
I’d like to suggest one minimal leadership decision that any pastor or parish priest can make that is likely to save lives within their congregations: make a public commitment on behalf of the whole church that they will treat women who become pregnant with grace and compassion instead of shame and rejection.
Click below to read about this idea, practical tips for sharing the idea with your pastor, as well as a pledge for pastors to take.Read the Article
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 had the opportunity to experience ERI’s full seminar in pro-life dialogue. Until now.Learn More
We travel the country giving speeches related to practical dialogue tips, relational apologetics, and rigorous philosophy.
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Equal Rights Institute vehemently opposes any abortion-related violence, including violence against doctors that perform abortions, and attacks on their facilities.