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

LATEST ARTICLE: The Foster Care Fallacy

One of the concerns we are hearing more and more frequently is about foster care. We’ve had students tell us that they think the foster care system is set up in such a terrible way that it is doing a disservice to children and if we didn’t have abortion then it would be an even bigger problem. They say they are concerned the children who are born instead of aborted will be put into foster care and would be unlikely to be adopted by a loving family.

Unlike a philosophical disagreement, this is not an issue that requires a complicated debate because it is a simple factual mistake.

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LATEST PODCAST: Abuse of Academic Authority Regularly Inhibits Pro-Life Speech

Sometimes it is tough to be a pro-life college student. Most challenges students face are found on campus during a tabling event or with the administration, but sometimes they are inside the classroom. Far too often when pro-life students dare to speak up in defense of the unborn, professors attempt to humiliate and silence them.

This piece is about two real stories. One of them happened to Rachel, and one of them happened to Ellen, a student we heard from firsthand on Twitter.

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LATEST ERI UPDATE: February 2018

Josh Brahm gives an update on the main things that have been going on at ERI in the last month and what we’re working on next.

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Contact them by email or by calling 877-543-3871 and indicate that you were referred by ERI. They will set you up with an expert agent with a proven track-record from a local franchised broker or strong independent and ERI will get 80% of the referral fee, which is usually at least $1,000!

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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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Equal Rights Institute Turns Three

This month marks the three-year anniversary of the launch of Equal Rights Institute. It’s been a fantastic year.

We spoke to 4,250 people in 34 speeches and one all-day seminar. (We rarely do seminars now that the course is out. Now we encourage groups to get the course and then consider flying one of us out for Q&A and roleplay exercises.)

We also published 13 new articles to our blog, which were read by 27,791 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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We travel the country giving speeches related to practical dialogue tips, relational apologetics, and rigorous philosophy.

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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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