Sweden: Visitors Encounter Falun Gong at Annual Politician's Week

Sweden's most important political forum, Almedalen Week, or "Politician's Week", draws participants of all ages to the resort island of Gotland in July for a week of political engagement. Falun Gong practitioners had an informational tent at the festival, to introduce the practice and raise awareness of the ongoing persecution in China. Many people were interested in learning the exercises and were especially drawn to the meditative aspect of Falun Gong. 

Falun Gong Waist Drum Team Performs in Philadelphia Independence Day Parade

The Falun Gong group's waist drum team was invited to perform in this year's Philadelphia Independence Day parade, making this their 18th year of participation in this grand celebration in the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence. Impressed with their performance, one spectator said, “I think this group should lead the parade.” Another said, “I don't know why, but I am moved beyond words.”

East Meets West: Introducing Falun Gong at Community Events in America and Europe

Every summer, Falun Gong practitioners from all over the world participate in various local community events, introducing this ancient practice for the improvement of mind and body to the public and spreading the message of “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” the guiding principles of Falun Gong. This report covers six such events in the U.S. and Europe.

East Meets West in San Diego Fourth of July Celebration

As the only group in the parade representing Oriental culture, Falun Gong practitioners shared the peace and beauty of this cultivation practice from China with the local community.

Regensburg, Germany: Children and Parents Experience Falun Gong at Kinderbürgerfest

Parents were amazed that their children became quiet and peaceful when they learned the Falun Gong exercises at this annual children's event.

The People of Michigan Resonate to “The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance”

Falun Gong practitioners and the message of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance were once again a welcome part of the Ann Arbor Independence Day Parade.

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