LIVE SPEECH AUDIO: Q&A in Ireland

In February 2020 Josh Brahm was invited to speak at multiple pro-life events in Ireland. This is from a Q&A session after one of those events.

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LIVE SPEECH AUDIO: What the Pro-Life Movement in Ireland Needs to Know in 2020

In February 2020 Josh Brahm was invited to speak at multiple pro-life events in Ireland. This is the edited audio from a speech he gave made particularly for their pro-life movement based on what is going on right now in their country, but includes helpful advice for movements in other countries as well.

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What New Research Tells Us About Persuasion

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Josh and Rachel look at a research article published by the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in 2019,  Perspective Taking and Self-Persuasion: Why “Putting Yourself in Their Shoes” Reduces Openness to Attitude Change, and discuss how it should influence the way we make pro-life arguments.

Shownotes:

  • 4:00 Summarizing the research
  • 15:16 How ERI develops new apologetics arguments.
  • 28:33 Personality research from Jordan Peterson points to reasons behind political disagreement.
  • 37:45 Does perspective-taking help with empathy but not creating arguments?
  • 42:46 Shared values help to move persuasion forward.

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Top 5 ERI Articles of 2019

I found the top 5 articles by checking the Google Analytics for the ERI blog, instead of complicating the process by incorporating stats from LifeNews.com, where many of our articles are later republished. (We didn’t do this annual post last year because we had lost two months of analytics due to a technical issue we were unaware of at the time, so we had no way to accurately rank all of the pieces. Luckily that issue is fixed!)

Our blog received 96,622 unique pageviews from more than 44,402 unique people this year.

On to the list!

The Five Most Read New Articles This Year:

#5: How to Help People Talk Themselves Out of Abortion

This is one of the most surprising things I learned from Jacob Nels about sidewalk counseling while we were creating the content for the Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass. It’s also incredibly encouraging for people who are worried about saying the wrong thing.