She had everything – a great education, successful career, marriage and a family, but Xie Huiru was plagued by poor health and a sense of uncertainty, which eventually led to depression. Things finally turned around after she and her husband started learning Falun Dafa. Besides dramatic improvement in her health, Falun Dafa's teachings provided the spiritual anchor that the couple was longing for.
Falun Gong practitioners in Vancouver gathered at Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza on July 12 to do the exercises together and raise awareness of the 21-year-long suppression of Falun Gong in China.
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) intensified the persecution of Falun Gong in the first half of 2020, which recorded 2,654 practitioners being arrested and 2,659 harassed for their faith. Among these practitioners, 1,687 had their homes ransacked. At the time of writing, 1,246 (47%) of the arrested practitioners remain in custody.
Practitioners held a candlelight vigil to mourn those who have lost their lives in the persecution of Falun Gong by the communist regime in China. On July 20, the persecution will have entered its 21st year.
For the past decade, Falun Dafa practitioners have held activities at Mynttorget to introduce the ancient spiritual practice and raise awareness of the persecution in China. Many people have come to know about Dafa and express their support.
History is filled with persecutions of righteous faiths being met with plagues, natural disasters, and other consequences. We present a few examples from ancient Rome and both ancient and modern China.