Notice: Call for Submissions to Commemorate World Falun Dafa Day 2017
(Minghui.org) May 13 will be the 18th World Falun Dafa Day, marking the 25th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the world in 1992. To celebrate and commemorate this important occasion, the Minghui Editorial Board hereby calls for submissions of all types that celebrate Falun Dafa and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This includes articles as well as artworks in various formats, such as music, painting, and calligraphy. We hope that practitioners in nearly 100 countries, as well as others who are familiar with Falun Dafa, will contribute to this and provide testimonies on both the benefits of Falun Dafa and compassionate sacrifice from Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Dafa. Submissions will be accepted now through April 13.
The expected audience for the submissions is non-practitioners from all walks of life, including those who know little about Falun Dafa or who have misconceptions. Therefore, the message, content, wording, and layout should be geared towards these readers to understand and accept. Artistic creations should articulate a clear theme, be produced with traditional techniques, and present content that is truthful and easily understood.
Topics of submissions may range from how the principles of Falun Dafa, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, have purified practitioners' hearts, improved their moral standards, and benefited others in society. For example, under the guidance of Falun Dafa, practitioners are able to resist various temptations instead of drifting downward. With a clear understanding of karmic relationships, they are able to follow Falun Dafa principles when they encounter conflicts and difficulties through looking inward and improving their xinxing. This way, they try always to be considerate of others and maintain a positive, upright attitude. Other examples include physical health through studying the Fa and doing exercises. In addition, because of consistent efforts from Dafa practitioners, people from all walks of life have come to know the beauty of Falun Dafa, become supportive, or even begin to practice.
We look forward to submissions from all practitioners. We also hope practitioners can help others prepare for this, including those who have yet begun practicing. By writing down real, touching stories in detail, we will validate the Fa, helping more people benefit from Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This way, the Buddha-light will illuminate everywhere.
A selection of articles will be published around Falun Dafa Day. The best of the remaining submissions may be published on Minghui at a later date.
Authors living outside China should clearly state your name, occupation, location of residence, email address and the size and medium of your work. For authors in mainland China, please provide your alias, gender, age, occupation, and Minghui mailbox addresses.
Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and indicate “2017 World Falun Dafa Day Submission” in the email subject.
Submission deadline: April 13, 2017.
Minghui Editorial BoardFebruary 27, 2017