133 episodes

This is the Equal Rights Institute podcast. It is focused on helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. The main feature of this podcast is a weekly episode of an ERI author reading his or her article, but will also include short clips from our Equipped for Life Course podcast, live speech audio, and ERI updates. Equal Rights Institute is an organization dedicated to training pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively.

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This is the Equal Rights Institute podcast. It is focused on helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. The main feature of this podcast is a weekly episode of an ERI author reading his or her article, but will also include short clips from our Equipped for Life Course podcast, live speech audio, and ERI updates. Equal Rights Institute is an organization dedicated to training pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly and argue persuasively.

    RADIO INTERVIEW: Jacob Nels on Sidewalk Counseling - Part 2

    RADIO INTERVIEW: Jacob Nels on Sidewalk Counseling - Part 2

    Jacob Nels joins host Marylee Shrider on Voices for Life, a production of Right to Life of Kern County, to discuss his sidewalk counseling ministry and the resources that Equal Rights Institute provides to increase your effectiveness outside of abortion facilities. In this episode, Jacob provides insight into fostering dialogues with abortion-minded women, including conversation starters, body language, clothing, signage, and graphic images.
    0:30 — Recap of part 1
    2:33 — Understanding what abortion-minded women are going through
    6:53 — Conversation starters on the sidewalk
    9:45 — Focusing on helping and loving the woman
    10:49 — Body language and what to wear
    13:18 — Keeping a calm presence
    13:50 — All ages can be effective on the sidewalk
    14:55 — Continuing the conversation throughout their time at the clinic
    16:25 — Effective use of signs
    18:42 — Graphic images
    23:32 — Talking to pastors about sidewalk counseling
    25:40 — Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass information
    27:48 — Conclusion
    Right to Life Kern County
    http://rtlkc.org/

    • 28 min
    RADIO INTERVIEW: Jacob Nels on Sidewalk Counseling - Part 1

    RADIO INTERVIEW: Jacob Nels on Sidewalk Counseling - Part 1

    Jacob Nels joins host Marylee Shrider on Voices for Life, a production of Right to Life of Kern County, to discuss his sidewalk counseling ministry and the resources that Equal Rights Institute provides to increase your effectiveness outside of abortion facilities. In this episode, Jacob provides tips and tools for engaging with alternative protestors as well as conversation starters for talking to abortion-minded women.
    2:38 — Introduction to Jacob Nels, Speaker/Sidewalk Counseling Trainer at Equal Rights Institute
    3:30 — Introduction to ERI and Jacob’s story beginning sidewalk counseling ministry
    6:40 — Dealing with alternative pro-life presences on the sidewalk
    11:30 — Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass information
    12:25 — Dealing with alternative pro-life presences on the sidewalk, cont. 
    24:13 — Understanding and reaching out to abortion-minded women in conversation starters
    26:03 — Conclusion
    Right to Life Kern County
    http://rtlkc.org/

    • 27 min
    ERI Update - Speaking, Video Production, & More (May 2021)

    ERI Update - Speaking, Video Production, & More (May 2021)

    Josh sits outside the ERI office to share our May 2021 update on what has been going on behind the scenes at ERI, including a recent speaking trip featuring two new seminars and an expansion to the Equipped for Life Course.
    Related Links:
    Josh's relational apologetics speech at Life Fellowship Church:
    https://youtu.be/ndO3nByqVrM
    Integrity, Hypocrisy, and Witness: Learning from the Failures of Ravi Zacharias:
    https://youtu.be/siCmqKtoR0o
    Pastors, You Can Reduce Abortions in Your Church | Pro-Life Theology in Practice:
    https://youtu.be/szw8ASoUZGw
    Article: One Thing Every Pastor Can Do to Prevent Abortions in Their Congregation:
    http://bit.ly/2ICXWbo
    Josh's speech at a seminar on the pastor pledge:
    http://bit.ly/2NIrABS
    Steve Wagner: It’s Her Body
    http://bit.ly/2DfsYJ4
    Equipped for Life Course:
    https://EquippedCourse.com
    Support Equal Rights Institute:
    https://equalrightsinstitute.com/donate/
    Chapters:
    00:00 Introduction
    00:59 Speaking trip in Oregon
    07:25 Ongoing video production & SEO work
    17:33 Bragging on our other staff
    21:19 Updating our bodily rights training
    24:46 Equipped for Life Course workbook 2.0
    28:17 Wrap up and thank you to donors
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    First Track: Odessa — LiQWYD & Scandinavianz [Audio Library Release]
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    Equal Rights Institute Website:
    https://EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Equal Rights Institute Blog:
    https://Blog.EqualRightsInstitute.com
    Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass:
    http://SidewalkCounselingMasterclass.com
    Audio/Video Editor: Josh Brahm
    Publisher: Jen Westmoreland

    • 31 min
    ERI Update - Our Top 3 Goals for 2020

    ERI Update - Our Top 3 Goals for 2020

    After hiking Crabtree Falls Josh shares what has been going on behind the scenes at ERI, including finding Rachel's replacement and his three big goals for the rest of 2020.
    Josh recorded this in the field with just his camera mic so the audio isn't the best. Also, the camera ran out of space 20 seconds before he finished so the audio noticeably switches to his backup phone recording at that point. Sorry about that!
    0:00: Intro;
    0:50: Footage and Pictures from Crabtree Falls;
    1:36: Rachel's resignation;
    2:22: Rachel's replacement, Emily Albrecht;
    5:14: Goal #1;
    6:51: Goal #2;
    8:25: Goal #3;
    16:24: Exactly what we would do with your increased giving right now.
    To watch the YouTube version, click here:
    https://youtu.be/wSRfkG02Kio
    Related links:
    How One Student Group Radically Changed Their Campus Culture
    Abortion as "Self-Defense"
    Example Dialogue Podcasts:
    Pro-Life Tim and Pro-Choice Rachel Pro-Life Josh and Pro-Choice Tim Pro-Life Rachel and Pro-Choice Tim ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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    Music provided by Audio Library Plus
    Watch: https://youtu.be/jNy-Dp3lgcg
    Free Download / Stream: https://alplus.io/odessa
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    • 19 min
    LIVE SPEECH AUDIO: Q and A in Ireland

    LIVE SPEECH AUDIO: Q and 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.
    Questions:
    0:00: How would you respond to someone who counters your argument about freedom of conscience for physicians by saying that doctors are in an occupation where they can’t opt out for personal reasons, just like ambulance drivers can’t decide not to help someone with a swastika tattoo?
    3:04: What about doctors being obligated to refer women to abortion practitioners?
    6:05: How should we respond to people who wonder how we would manage a pregnant woman who is suicidal over her pregnancy?
    9:14: How do you respond to people who say that you should be able to kill people if they’re using your body?
    17:36: What is a good approach to pro-life protesting, especially given that our abortions happen in hospitals?
    29:22: Do you think displays of white crosses are a good idea?
    31:46: How does the dynamic change if you’re debating in front of an audience or in a TV studio?
    36:44: Dealing with relativists who happily contradict themselves, even saying 1+1 can equal 3, and people who admit the unborn is a human but say that human rights should begin later.
    Related Links:
    Jordan Peterson / Cathy Newman debate
    William Lane Craig vs. Christopher Hitchens debate
    Survey of biologists Josh referenced

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

    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.
    Related Links:
    Equipped for Life Course
    Sidewalk Counseling Masterclass
    Purchase ERI outreach brochures
    ERI Update Video January 2020 (with more explanation of what Josh was doing in Ireland)

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

AnjaB11 ,

Pro life thinkers

I always recommend this podcast when I meet a new pro lifer or a pro lifer unsure of how to vocalize their position. It covers every angle of the abortion conversation.

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Pro-Life!!!

Good to see a podcast dedicated to ending the great human right violation. Keep up the good work.

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Good Tips for Promoting Dialog

Abortion is a difficult subject that raises feelings on both sides. This podcast helps us to move beyond rhetoric to actual constructive dialog.

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