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

Introducing Equal Rights Institute

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.

LATEST ARTICLE: How to Find Underlying Assumptions in Dialogue about Abortion

If you want to make the best case for the pro-life position, you need to figure out the unspoken underlying assumptions behind individual pro-choice views.

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LATEST PODCAST: Emily’s First Dialogue Mistakes

Now that she has talked about the initial outreach mistakes the Oles for Life club at St. Olaf made, Emily discusses their initial dialogue mistakes. Toward the beginning, she blows Josh’s mind by explaining how many of their member’s musical backgrounds made it easier for them to critique each other without anyone’s feelings getting hurt. (We bet this same thing applies to lots of artists and others too.)

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LATEST VIDEO: 12 Tips for Gaining Confidence as a Pro-Life Advocate

Josh Brahm gives 12 quick tips for becoming a more confident pro-life advocate, based on a recent training he did for a student organization.

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One Thing Every Pastor Can Do to Prevent Abortions in Their Congregation

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.

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Purchase the Equipped for Life Course!

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.

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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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Equal Rights Institute Turns Six

We just marked the six-year anniversary of the launch of Equal Rights Institute. It’s been an amazing year.

I’ve already updated our GuideStar profile this year, earning their platinum rating for the second year in a row, the highest transparency rating a non-profit can attain.

Click below to see a photo gallery of our favorite memories from the last year…

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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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