(Minghui.org) Practitioners held the third Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition in Ruocco Park, San Diego on October 29, 2022. The park is a popular scenic attraction with views of San Diego harbor, the USS Midway museum and the famous “The Kiss” statue. The park is also is adjacent to a large conference centre, and many conference attendees and tourists visit.
Canadian Couple: We must end this cruel persecution
A Canadian couple carefully looked at every piece of art and read all of the descriptions. They were shocked when they learned that people in China were tortured and killed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) because of their belief in Falun Dafa and its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
They signed the petition to end the persecution and the husband said with emotion that Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is the hope of this world and it was unbelievable that such a thing could happen in today’s China. “We must end this cruel persecution by the CCP! I hope our signature can help,” he added.
Peruvian Scholar Interested in Learning More about Falun Dafa
Sadith, a Peruvian scholar attending an international conference in San Diego, was deeply moved after viewing the artwork and wanted to know more about Falun Dafa. She asked a practitioner why the CCP persecutes it. When she was told about the persecution, she was even more moved by practitioners for adhering to their beliefs even though thousands had been jailed and killed.
She asked for a contact number for local practitioners after signing the petition. She purchased a copy of Zhuan Falun and looked forward to learning more.
Tourists Learn about the Persecution
A couple from the Philippines signed the petition after viewing the artwork. The wife said that her grandmother was Chinese and she liked traditional Chinese culture. “But I don’t like communist China where people have no freedom of belief. I support your effort for freedom of belief,” she said.
Rachel said that she’s been searching for the meaning of life for years and read many books about cultivation. When she heard that Falun Dafa is a high level cultivation, she bought a Zhuan Falun on the spot.
Roxanna, an artist living in San Diego, stopped to look at the artworks on her way to work. She signed the petition and took the address of a local exercise practice site. She did not have to work the following day so she planned to go there and learn the exercises.
Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?
Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.
Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.
Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.
Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organisation with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.
Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.
There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.
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