Nearly 6,000 practitioners from 33 countries attended the conference, the largest such gathering ever held in San Francisco. Seventeen practitioners shared the experiences and understandings they have gained through following the principles of Falun Dafa: Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Numerous marches, rallies and other events rounded out almost a week of related activities.
The City by the Bay saw more than 4,000 people from around the world participating in a grand march to raise awareness about Falun Gong and the persecution of this peaceful spiritual discipline in China. The march drew tremendous public support from both Westerners as well as Chinese. Said one Chinese man, "Falun Gong is the hope of China. I fully support you!”
New Taipei became the thirteenth city in Taiwan to pass a resolution in support of prosecuting Jiang Zemin, the former Chinese Communist Party leader who initiated the brutal persecution of Falun Gong. One council member said, “The passage of the resolution represents the voice of four million New Taipei citizens. This calls on the Chinese government to respect human rights, especially for Falun Gong practitioners.”
When one family from China saw the parade, they realized that Falun Gong was very different from how the negative propaganda in China portrays it.
The second time Mr. Jia was detained was for filing legal complaints over being illegally detained the first time.
Practitioners shopping for Dafa books during the San Francisco Experience Sharing Conference share what drew them to Falun Gong and how they have benefited from Falun Gong's central text, Zhuan Falun.
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~ Clarifying the Truth ~
~ Journeys of Cultivation ~
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