I would like to suggest that the abortion debate is riddled with a problematic term: “fetus.” At best, this term is a harmless shorthand way to refer to a “human fetus,” “fetal human,” or the “child-in-utero,” and other non-discriminatory terms. At worst, and it’s often used this way, it’s a misleading rhetorical move designed to instill dehumanizing prejudice against the unborn. Either way, we can do better.
Read the article for five reasons why the word “fetus” should be avoided in dialogues about abortion.Read the Article
If you are a part of a dialogue-oriented outreach, you should be paying attention to who should be in a given conversation, and who should not be. This is one of those advanced practical outreach tips that you just learn by doing outreach a lot and by talking with the rest of your team a lot about different kinds of situations. The idea for this piece came to Josh as we were debriefing an outreach our staff did at Davidson College here outside of Charlotte, NC.Watch or Download the MP3
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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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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…Keep Reading
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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.Read Their Bios
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