A couple of brief thoughts on the KONY 2012 campaign:
- If people (myself included) proclaimed the Gospel as vocally as they promote a viral campaign, it would truly change the world.
- Social awareness may grow through social media, but it doesn't change
the situation unless people actually put hands and feet to the problem.
- A well produced video can create a lot of noise on the web, but can it really bring about change?
- If an organization is willing to promote certain things as fact in such a way that is misleading, do you really want to give them your money?
- What happens if all these people donate to the charity and later find out that their money never impacted the life of a child in Uganda/Africa/anywhere?
- It is appropriate and responsible to question the motives behind such a movement and to use the past history of that organization to determine your involvement in promoting or donating to an organization.
If you want to help children in Africa, there are plenty of ways through various charities that are more efficient at getting the money to impact children, more transparent in their operation and more Bible-based in their approach.
A few charities worth considering:
Save the Children
Blood Water Mission
If you want to know why I think some of these things, do some research. Below are a few articles I found helpful.
Challies: KONY 2012
KONY 2012: A Survivor's Perspective
On KONY 2012: I wanted to stay as far away as possible...
The REDDIT comments are quite intriguing