[Slightly updated on 09 March 2012]
Currently doing some research on Invisible Children (IC) and their Kony 2012 campaign. I want to know more about the organization and the situation in Uganda before I promote anything. In the meantime, here are three things to check out:
- 30 minute video from Invisible Children that highlights Joseph Kony and the Kony 2012 campaign.
- Three blog posts I came across that highlight a different side of Invisible Children, leaving you uncertain about the goals, structure, and spending of IC. Blog #1, Blog #2, and Blog #3.
- A retort by Invisible Children in an attempt to be more transparent about their organizaiton – their goals, staff, and spending
As a Christ follower, I’m very concerned about issues like this. Jesus made a concentrated effort to reach out to the poor and marginalized – women (widows), children, the sick, and the disabled. If Jesus spent a large portion of his time not only speaking out on their behalf, but also actively seeking to improve the quality of their lives, then it seems clear that I should do so as well.
I’m looking forward to learning more about Invisible Children and seeing how I can help. Awareness is definitely a good thing, and hopefully most people will also do some research and take awareness to the next step by donating time, money, or talents to helping the children and families suffering in and around Uganda – whether through Invisible Children or some other group.
Keep an eye out for more to come on IC and Kony 2012…