(Minghui.org) The annual four-day World Fest was held in Louisville, Kentucky, September 2–5, 2022. This popular festival gives people an opportunity to learn about different cultures and taste the cuisines of various countries. Falun Dafa practitioners who participated in the event introduced Falun Dafa and told visitors how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes the spiritual practice.
Practitioners demonstrated the exercises, distributed information, and told people how the CCP persecutes Falun Dafa in China. Some people had never heard about Falun Dafa before. When they heard that practicing could help reduce stress and make them healthy, they expressed interest and said they would read the information.
A woman expressed her sympathy after learning that, under the CCP regime, practitioners do not have the freedom to practice their belief in China. She said she disliked the Communist Party because she knew that it persecutes people and their beliefs in order to maintain its control.
Another woman asked what she could do to help. A practitioner told her that she could go online and sign a petition to support the U.S. House Resolution 6319 (www.hr6319-petition.org) Falun Gong Protection Act.
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 organization 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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