“Ben Shapiro DESTROYS Socialism” “Don’t Apologize to the Mob”
Do titles like this sound familiar? Sure, the content inside might be entertaining to those who agree, but if you spoke like that in a conversation, would you convince anyone?
It’s really easy to forget the “relational” part of “relational apologetics,” especially when interacting online. It’s hard to remember that there’s a person on the other end of your comment or tweet. In dialogue, it’s critical to treat others with respect, even to give them a more-than-fair hearing. It’s the right thing to do, and it also makes you stand out if you treat people charitably in spite of deep disagreement.Read More
We just posted the audio from our favorite pro-life event of 2017! Last November The Holy Family Respect Life Committee, in conjunction with Charles County Right to Life, invited Josh Brahm and David Bereit to speak at their annual pro-life conference in Southern Maryland.
They both gave keynote speeches and then took questions on a panel. Topics include how the pro-life movement can become more effective, how college students are shaping the pro-life movement, using social media for good, increasing local activism levels, what we can learn from the same-sex marriage movement, and more!Watch or Download the MP3s
Josh Brahm sat in the conference room in our new office to give you an update on what’s been going on behind the scenes at Equal Rights Institute, including an update on the Sidewalk Counseling Course production, why following us on Facebook and Twitter will help us publish books, and an introduction to his project to help pastors prevent abortions in their churches.
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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
This month marks the four-year anniversary of the launch of Equal Rights Institute. It’s been an amazing year.
Click below to see a photo gallery of our favorite memories from the last year…Keep Reading
We travel the country giving speeches related to practical dialogue tips, relational apologetics, and rigorous philosophy.
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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
Equal Rights Institute vehemently opposes any abortion-related violence, including violence against doctors that perform abortions, and attacks on their facilities.