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.
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.”
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.
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.
Parents were amazed that their children became quiet and peaceful when they learned the Falun Gong exercises at this annual children's event.
Falun Gong practitioners and the message of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance were once again a welcome part of the Ann Arbor Independence Day Parade.
~ Experience Sharing Conferences ~
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
~ Clarifying the Truth ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all