KONY 2012

KONY 2012

By Gonzague Leroux       March 9, 2012

This video, which gained 40 million hits in 3 days, is a must-watch. It shows the ongoing fight against using children as soldiers and the sex-exploitation of children in Uganda by rebels' leader Joseph Kony. It is a 10-year commitment of thousands of young adult Americans. At the same time, we can read articles on the web that point out problems with this project, KONY 2012, which can also lead to more violence in Central Africa, or even tell us that it is a naive organization. Overall, however, this video is full of hope, focusing the message on facts and seeking justice for all of the abducted children.

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Fukushima, the Virgin and the Dragon: an artist’s journey through fire to redemption

Fukushima, the Virgin and the Dragon: an artist’s journey through fire to redemption

by Paul Anel          March 2, 2012

In this exclusive interview for landofcompassion.com, NY based artist Pierre Fichefeux tells us the story behind his painting "The Kiss," and how the peaceful landscape he had first depicted took an expected turn on March 11, 2011, when a tragedy of extreme violence hit Japan . . . Layer after layer, a drama unfolds, and new characters come on stage: the Virgin, a dragon, three monkeys and the city dwellers become part of a story of suffering and redemption.

 

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