Democracy should be continuously stress-tested, verified, and criticized, but passion should always accompany devotion. When democracy fails, civil society fails as well.
Charity is chiefly a cultural act, thus inherently educational. When its persecutors are forgotten, Tai Ji Men’s constant education to a culture of charity will remain.
Catholic Pope Pius XI once stated that politics is the highest form of charity. By fighting for conscience, love, and justice Tai Ji Men dizi practice this higher charity every day.
The 1897 fire that destroyed the “Bazar de la Charité” was one of the saddest tragedies in European history. It still has something to teach us.
Can what is happening today to Tai Ji Men be called “persecution”? Yes, according to the most recent definitions.
Youth is a wellspring of energy. Education should give this energy a direction without repressing it. The Tai Ji Men dizi prove that this is possible.
An Italian summer controversy opens a window on how politeness and high ideals can be proposed to young women and men.
The remote origins of transitional justice are in the distinction between vengeance and justice, as taught by wise men such as Emperor Wen of Han and Cesare Beccaria.
Teachings about universal life energy (Chinese “Ch’i” or Japanese “Ki”) are attacked today as “cultic deviances.” They are in fact a great gift to humanity.