Thanks to all who participated in the 2021 Virtual Youth Rally and Mass for Life! Check this page soon for announcements about our 2022 guest lineup. Get to know our 2021 featured speakers and artists below.
Featured Speaker: Josh Brahm
Josh Brahm is the President and Co-Founder of Equal Rights Institute, a national organization training pro-life advocates to think clearly, reason honestly, and argue persuasively. Josh has worked in the pro-life movement since he was 18. After 12 years of full-time pro-life work he launched Equal Rights Institute to maximize his impact for the movement.
A sought-after speaker, Josh has spoken for more than 23,000 people in six countries and in 22 of the 50 states.Josh’s primary passion is helping pro-life people to be more persuasive when they communicate with pro-choice people. That means ditching faulty rhetoric and tactics and embracing arguments that hold up under philosophical scrutiny.He has publicly debated leaders from Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), Georgians for Choice, and one of the leading abortion facilities in Atlanta.Josh also wants to bring relational apologetics to the pro-life movement.
“Some pro-choice people will not change their mind after one conversation on a college campus. Some of them will only change their mind after dozens of conversations with a person they trust in the context of friendship.”Josh is formerly the host of a globally-heard podcast turned radio/TV show, Life Report. He now hosts the Equipped for Life Podcast. He’s also written dozens of articles for LifeNews.com and the ERI blog.He directed the first 40 Days for Life campaign in Fresno, resulting in up to 60 lives saved.Josh has been happily married to his wife, Hannah, for 14 years. They have three sons, Noah, William, and Eli. They live in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Emcee: Robert Feduccia
Robert Feduccia is a speaker, retreat leader, writer, and educator, motivated by belief in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to transform lives. After launching the Youth Liturgical Leadership Program with One Bread, One Cup in 2000, Robert went on to serve as the general manager for Spirit & Song, the contemporary music division of Oregon Catholic Press (OCP). A graduate of St. Meinrad Catholic Seminary and the Catholic University of America, Robert has taught theology to deacon candidates in dioceses around the country. He has been the keynote speaker at numerous diocesan conferences and is recognized as an expert in the New Evangelization, having written the evangelization document for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. He has been host of Hope Spot on Shalom World TV. He has spoken at Life Teen’s Catholic Youth Ministry Convention on several occasions and has served on the planning committees for the National Catholic Youth Conference and for the US bishops’ World Youth Day efforts. He lives in the Nashville area with Kathleen, his wife, and their two sons and two daughters.