Equal Rights Institute Turns Two

ERI-Two-Year-Anniversary-pic-1200

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the launch of Equal Rights Institute. I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished.

We spoke to 1,455 people in 18 speeches and seven all-day seminars. We published 35 new articles to our blog, which were ready by 38,269 people, mainly visiting our site from America, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Australia!

Here are a few of my favorite memories from the last year:

Successfully shooting 31 videos for our online course in three days.

_MG_3119
_MG_3127 _MG_3147 _MG_3177 _MG_3197 _MG_3204 _MG_3238 _MG_3279

Finding out that a Students for Life club had an awards ceremony that they named “The Brahmdie Awards.”

Brahmdie

Training the Students for Life clubs in West Michigan, the most prepared students we’ve ever trained.

IMG_0667 IMG_0679IMG_0674IMG_0701IMG_0709 IMG_0813-for-facebookIMG_0818

Getting to know Rachel Crawford, and formally offering her a job.

IMG_0856

Receiving the Defender of Life Award from Students for Life of America.

Defender-of-Life-award-1200

Teaching Tim how to do basic video editing so that I could focus my time on other tasks like preparing for our move to Charlotte.

Tim-editing-course-1200

Watching Timothy’s fiancee Bethany have amazing conversations at UC Davis.

It was her first outreach and she was pretty nervous, but I think she had more conversations than we did! People couldn’t stop coming up to her and having lengthy, productive conversations with her about abortion. She rocked that outreach.

Bethany-at-UC-Davis

Being nominated for the 2016 John Maxwell Leadership Award, and reading the comments from people who’ve been influenced by me.

Maxwell award

Getting text messages from Jacob Nels every time he’s involved with saving a baby outside his local abortion clinic.

(Be looking for a series of articles on sidewalk counseling tips from Jacob in the next few months!)

IMG_2289-blog-1200-2

Finally, I’d like to thank the people who so generously have supported us this last year. I know it sounds like a cliché, but we seriously could not have done any of this without you.

I’ve spoken with a few people who have been watching closely, wondering if ERI would last. By God’s grace, the future of ERI has never looked brighter! A great deal of the last year has been about laying the foundation for year three. This year our reach and impact will dramatically increase as we publish our online course, begin a podcast, and speak for both Students for Life national conferences and 14 of their Leadership Summits!

We’ll be training thousands of college students, and we need your help. The summer months are notoriously bad for fundraising, but it’s our birthday, and I’d like to ask you to invest in the work we’re doing to train pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly, and argue persuasively. Thank you so much!

donate_button_v1

President

Josh Brahm is the President of Equal Rights Institute, an organization that trains pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively.

Josh uses speaking, writing and campus outreach to emphasize practical dialogue tips, pro-life philosophy, and relational apologetics.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are snarky, offensive, or off-topic. If in doubt, read My Comments Policy.