(Clearwisdom.net) The 2006 European Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held in Geneva on the 2nd of April. Falun Gong practitioners attended from more than thirty countries including France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Taiwan, Russia, Latvia, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The United Nations' General Headquarters is located in Switzerland. Since the holding of the first experience exchange conference in Geneva in 1998, almost every spring a similar conference is held in Europe.

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Conference hall

Over a dozen practitioners shared their experiences of practicing Falun Dafa and assimilating to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as they work to raise awareness about the persecution against the practice.

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Two senior practitioners from Sweden share experiences of promoting Falun Gong in a mountain area one family by one family
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A student studying in Sweden overcomes language barrier to promote Dafa in school

Some of the practitioners talked about their experiences in helping to spread "Nine Commentaries of the Communist Party" and help Chinese people break free from the evil spectre of Communism and see the truly evil nature of the Chinese Communist Party. Practitioners from Poland and Latvia talked about how they got rid of various kinds of interference and successfully held a forum on the Nine Commentaries in Poland and the Baltic states.

Practitioners talked about how they told the facts at school from the perspective of teacher and student. Sissel was an elementary school teacher from Norway and has practiced Falun Gong for three years. Sissel was introverted and too shy to talk about Falun Gong and the persecution to her family, friends and at school at the beginning. However, her will to help end the brutal persecution overcame her fear. She began to provide Falun Gong lessons to the students at the school and got in touch with other schools voluntarily to offer free Falun Gong exercise classes. A Chinese student in Sweden talked about how he overcame the language barrier and told about the truth of the persecution of Falun Gong and spread the "Nine Commentaries" to the students and people in the community at an exhibition held by his school.

The media is an important tool for raising awareness of the persecution against Falun Gong and exposing the Chinese Communist Party's human rights atrocities. Ms. Yang from Switzerland just finished a two-year Master's program in communication in New York. At several international conferences on communication, she promoted Falun Gong through her report and talking with participants. Ms. Mo from Great Britain participated in broadcasting radio shows to China. The radio station she works for has helped many people in Mainland China see through the Chinese Communist Party's lies and deceit.

Some practitioners talked at the Fa conference about how they visited different cities and areas quietly in their own country, held activities, gave out leaflets and helped many people learn the truth about Falun Gong.

People who practice Falun Gong were not the only people to attend the Fa conference. Mr. Wu Baozhang, former director of the Chinese section of Radio France International and a senior journalist, attended his first Falun Gong Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference. He talked about his impressions of the meeting afterwards. In his view, the presentations were excellent and he learned a lot. Many topics discussed at the conference could be reported by the media. At present, people only know that Falun Gong is being persecuted. However, the presentation showed that Falun Gong has also done a lot of beneficial things for society and he was highly touched. He finished by saying that he would like to go to the next conference too.