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Founding Filmmaker Of 'Invisible Children' Reaches Crossroad

Chava Tombosky | Posted 09.17.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Becoming a hero doesn't happen by chance. It happens when we decide the crossroad we have ended up walking on can indeed become our moment to take action.

The Streets of Kampala Are Silent With Apathy

Abdul-Rahman Lediju | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Abdul-Rahman Lediju

The #KONY2012 movement is welcomed for the attention it has brought to Uganda, but in reality the man and his actions are symptoms of much broader problems that must be addressed to prevent future Joseph Konys.

Why Do We Give?

Meghan McCullough | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen
Meghan McCullough

No matter how questionable the cause, people continue to invest in others, perhaps because to invest in a cause -- no matter how small -- is to invest in humanity.

The Kony 2012 Controversy: A Look at Its Coverage in American Media vs. Ugandan Media

Fatima Muneer | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Fatima Muneer

Prominent Ugandan journalists and activists were vehemently critical of the video's factual flaws and oversimplification.

The Security Council Who Cried Wolf

Brigitte Hamadey | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Brigitte Hamadey

One of the ICC's major realities is that it relies entirely on states to arrest and surrender accused to the Court. In this respect, state cooperation gives teeth to the ICC's bark.

Ugandans Pelt 'KONY 2012' Leaders With Rocks, But White House Door Is Open

Bruce Wilson | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

The apparent disconnect between Invisible Children's White House-enabled public relations push and on-the-ground sentiment of Ugandans whose needs IC purports to champion can be in part explained by a little-known fact -- Invisible Children is a ministry, tied closely to the evangelical right.

WATCH: Ugandan Activists Launch Counter-Kony Movement

Posted 04.21.2012 | Impact

To "recapture" their story from the Kony2012 movement, a group of Ugandan activists have launched a new online storytelling project. Incensed by t...

Kony 2012: 'Cover The Night' Advocates Local Service Projects On 4/20

Posted 04.20.2012 | Impact

The "Kony 2012" campaign is urging followers to shift their advocacy efforts from their social networks to real life. Invisible Children, the creat...

Military Action Against LRA Rebels Risks New Wave of Retaliations

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Preventing violence against the local population means a commitment to army reform, more accountability toward affected communities and development of isolated areas.

A Better Story About Faith, Science And Invisible Children

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Invisible Children's faith, infused with prophetic imagination, not only causes the organization to live towards a different story, but has clearly invited others to join in living just such a better story.

Invisible Children and the Carter Center Model

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Victor Udoewa

We sometimes forget that we can support a person or a group and synchronously criticize certain actions, thoughts, or words. I support Invisible Children and simultaneously feel free to criticize certain tactics, campaigns, or actions.

Finally, a Way Forward for Social Media and Social Justice

Turnstyle | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Turnstyle

Social media is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for social justice advocates through its capability to help shape the national discourse surrounding issues, as two recent examples from two very different spheres of the web prove.

Invisible Children: Screaming 'Monster!' While Hanging Out With Bigfoot

Wayne Besen | Posted 06.13.2012 | World
Wayne Besen

To restore its waning credibility, Invisible Children should immediately cut ties with the dictator and the corrupted Fellowship. As long as Invisible Children is linked to human rights violators, its claims to be humanitarian will be suspect.

INFOGRAPHIC: How 'Kony 2012' Went Viral

Posted 04.12.2012 | Impact

By now, most viewers subscribe to two schools of thought surrounding Invisible Children's "Kony 2012": It failed by a longshot in its oversimplificati...

Celebrating Local Champions: An Alternative Campaign

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Last year a quickly hatched idea between Saundra, Teddy and I led to "A Day Without Dignity." It served as a sort of counter campaign to TOMS "One Da...

KONY 2012 Effort a Ministry in Antigay Evangelical Barnabas Group, Reports LGBT Rights Nonprofit

Bruce Wilson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

Mounting suspicions about the evangelical nature of the Invisible Children nonprofit, which released the blockbuster KONY 2012 viral video hit in early March, have now been confirmed.

"Kony 2012": Jason Russell or Joseph Kony?

Samantha Tritsch | Posted 06.08.2012 | College
Samantha Tritsch

Will Joseph Kony ever be transformed from a household name into a convicted mass-murderer, or will the quest to stop the innocent killing in Uganda die out as a mere fad, a PR ploy gone terribly wrong?

LRA Reportedly Responds To 'Kony 2012'

Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact

The Lord's Resistance Army has issued what appears to be its first response to the "Kony 2012" movement -- a 19-page statement in which it calls Invis...

KONY 2012 Effort a 'Trojan Horse,' Says Invisible Children Cofounder Russell

Bruce Wilson | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

2012-04-06-Screenshot20120406at7.09.17PM.jpgWhile most mainstream media continues to uncritically report on the Invisible Children effort, there is a growing body of reporting tying the KONY 2012 authors to the politicized Christian right.

"Kony 2012": Why It Worked

John Travis | Posted 06.06.2012 | Impact
John Travis

"Kony 2012" and why people can only help if they know what is going onBy now you have all most likely seen the "Kony 2012" video and I'm guessing you ...

Slouching Toward Freedom

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 06.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

It will take more than armchair activism, eating a piece of matzah or simply retelling a story. As we enjoy the bread of freedom, we need to realize in school hallways, on streets and in jungles the world over many are forced to eat the bread of affliction, if they eat at all.

The Effective Way To Teach Kids About The Horrors Of Forced Conflict

Margy Burns Knight | Posted 06.05.2012 | Impact
Margy Burns Knight

Over dinner recently, I learned of my niece's concern about her high school administrators removing the Kony 2012 posters that had been plastered all ...

Beyond the Kony Video

Anne Goddard | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Anne Goddard

I believe that the success of the Kony video stems from its ability to simply and unambiguously articulate both the problem and an actionable solution. Kony is personified as the lone enemy that must be stopped in order to put an end to childhood conscriptions in Uganda.

'Kony 2012' Sequel On The Way!

Posted 04.13.2012 | World

Invisible Children, the advocacy organization behind "Kony 2012," has announced "Kony 2012 Part II," a sequel to the record-breaking 30-minute video t...

Why The 'Hipster' Generation-Y Africa Movement Must Evolve

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Kalan

Life for the "pampered" generation may finally be getting tougher. We are becoming more critical, analytical, rational and judgmental. We are, *GASP!*, growing up and maturing. And so are our idealistic tendencies.