The title of this conference “Education, Conscience and Tax Justice” is quite appropriate for Tai Ji Men’s never-ending fight for Justice, and all the speakers who have preceded me have abundantly illustrated the content of the book “Who Stole Their Youth?”
Tai Ji Men was accused of being a “cult” or a “religious fraud.” These labels do not mean anything and are used as tools to discriminate and persecute.
Words may be easily used to discriminate against religious or spiritual groups. There are examples even in music,
Presentation at the 24 March webinar “The UN Day of the Right to Truth on Human Rights Violations: The Tai Ji Men Case in Comparative Perspective”
Scholars argued that labels such as “cult,” “xie jiao,” or “religious fraud” have no real meaning and are used as tools for discrimination.
On 10 December, Human Rights Day, CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions) and HRWF (Human Rights Without Frontiers) held a press conference online to launch a White Paper titled “Justice Denied: The Tai Ji Men Case in Taiwan”, an in-depth report by independent experts on a crucial issue: the judicial, administrative and fiscal bullying of a peaceful and law-abiding group rooted in esoteric Taoism.
Taiwanese students in American universities and others who are in a position to help should be mobilized in favor of Tai Ji Men.
A seminar in Walnut, California, celebrates the young Tai Ji Men dizi who continue to fight for justice, peace, and freedom of religion or belief.
Controlling the youth is a common feature of all totalitarian regimes. To show it is a real democracy, Taiwan should solve the Tai Ji Men case.