Kony 2012

“KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.”

This video went viral yesterday and let me say something: it is worth setting aside 30 minutes to watch it in it’s entirety.

You can’t help but be moved by the message and mission of this organization. As a father of three small children, I wholeheartedly echo what they believe: Every. Life. Matters.

For more information, visit: www.kony2012.com

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If you watched, what are your thoughts?

13 Responses to “Kony 2012”

  1. Jon March 7, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Watched this last night…totally worth it. I’m all in…stop Kony!!

  2. arny March 7, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    I love that Dustin…

    Every. Life. Matters.

  3. Jason Vana March 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    I watched the video last night and was challenged by the question in my own head:

    Why do we (the church) allow this to happen?

    I’m sharing my thoughts on it more in Friday’s post, but as the church, we are called to defend and protect and stand up for children like those in the video. We are called to make a difference – even if it’s something as small as just raising awareness or helping the person across the street. Our faith has to be taken outside the concept that church is a service or a building and more to the fact that it’s a lifestyle of bringing Christ to people, not bringing people to church.

    • Dustin March 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      Absolutely. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts on Friday – I think you’ve hit the nail on the head: bringing our ideas outside of the church walls and into a call to action. Now, what do we do about it?

  4. Stephen Haggerty March 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    Yeah, this is good stuff, as far as what Invisible Children has been working on combating the past 7-8 years. Someone within my social media network cynically stated today: “let me know when he can do something other than share a video about it.”
    I love that what he failed to see is true: that we live in a day and age where truth can “go viral” and when enough people see something (i.e. this video), a movement can start, a movement powerful enough to remove an evil man from power.

    • Dustin March 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Yeah, I think it’s cool too – in fact, I remember seeing the initial footage of when the founder went to Africa a few years back. It’s neat to see the “progress” since then.

      I might be forgetting something, but this is one of the fastest/quickest “gone viral” things I’ve seen in a long time. Twitter yes…. but man, my FB has been blowing up. Yes, the ‘movement’ has started… but will it last? Where will it go from here? Will be cool to see…

  5. Moe March 8, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    I haven’t had time to watch it, but I’m all for standing up against anyone who abuses and neglects children. Let’s buy some bandanas and head out there and show him that us guys that type on keyboards are badassess too. :)

  6. Tom March 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks for sharing.I saw this here first and then Facebook had several yesterday too. Came back and watched today. Sad, inspiring and convicting. I can’t help but think where this world will truly stand up for what is right! This is an opportunity and a challenge. Thanks, Dustin.

  7. Cindy Holman March 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    Saw it – very moving.

  8. Luther Wesley March 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    Have not watched the video yet….but Kony, from all accounts, needs to be stopped and I am not above using lethal force

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