(Clearwisdom.net) On October 24, the "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" International Art Exhibit opened to the public at the Heilandskirche Church in Berlin. The exhibit includes more than 20 paintings and sculptures by artists from all over the world with different cultural and social backgrounds. The common link shared by these artists is that they are all Falun Gong practitioners. The exhibit has visited more than 100 cities in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania and North America.

Mr. Dietz, director of the Art and Human Rights Association, gave visitors a guided tour of the exhibit


Father Rannenberg of Heilandskirche Church gave the opening remarks at the exhibition


Exhibition visitors admire the artworks

Father Rannenberg of the Heilandskirche Church gave a speech at the opening ceremony. He stated, "These artworks convey one import message: Humans should live with dignity and we should fight for justice in China." He said that before viewing these paintings, he couldn't imagine the suffering of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Father Rannenberg said that in the 1960s he believed that the Chinese Communist Party was constructing a heaven on earth in China and he was very interested in Maoism. However, he was stunned in the1970s when China opened its doors to the world. "For me, it was a path to discover the true situation. For this reason, I always pay close attention to human rights in China," said Father Rannenberg.

After the opening remarks, Mr. Dietz, director of the Art and Human Rights Association, gave visitors a guided tour of the exhibit. Some visitors were shocked to learn about how the Chinese Communist Party had been brutally and systematically persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in China, and many others were very interested in the paintings that depicted the beauty of the practice. After the opening ceremony, several people asked practitioners present at the exhibit about learning the Falun Gong exercises and expressed an interest obtaining literature about the practice.

The exhibit will be open to the public until November 30: from Wednesday to Friday, it is open from noon to 6:00 p.m.; on weekends, it will open from noon to 2:00 p.m.