Francis of Assisi, Fraternity, and Tai Ji Men
One of the origins of the International Day of Human Fraternity is the Italian mystic’s visit to Sultan al-Kamil in 1219. Its message is valid for the Tai Ji Men case, too.
Tai Ji Men Dizi: Children of a Lesser Father?
We will never achieve true justice until we allow ideology and dishonesty to corrupt the authentic experience of human fraternity.
Tai Ji Men: No Fraternity Without Justice. An Islamic Perspective
Bust of Ibn Khaldūn at the entrance of the Kasbah of Bejaia, Algeria. Credits.
Education By and About Tai Ji Men
Tai Ji Men plays a crucial role in educating the world to peace, love, and conscience. It is time to educate the world about the injustice vested on it.
No Fraternity Without Justice for Tai Ji Men
A seminar in Pasadena on the International Day of Human Fraternity discussed the roots of fraternity, its connection with justice and conscience, and the Tai Ji Men case.
Tai Ji Men at the IRF Summit 2023: Collaborative Action for Justice
A breakout session of the world’s largest freedom of religion or belief event discussed the Tai Ji Men case and the “Declaration of the International Day Against Judicial and Tax Persecution by State Power.”
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Collective Imaginaries and the Tai Ji Men Case
Collective imaginaries sustain our societies but are impoverished by injustice. The Bell of World Peace and Love reminds us that conscience should prevail and violations of justice should be rectified.
Education, Conscience, and the Tai Ji Men Case
French sociologist Émile Durkheim founded Sociology of Education but was uncertain about how to solve the modern educational crisis. The key is conscience, but those who advocate for conscience education are often persecuted.
Education and the Tai Ji Men Case
Scholars and human rights activists praised Tai Ji Men’s role in spreading conscience education, and denounced the movement’s continuing tax harassment.
Calling for a Solution of the Tai Ji Men Case
We join Tai Ji Men in respectfully asking the government of Taiwan, whose commitment to democracy in a region plagued by non-democratic regimes we appreciate and applaud, to return through a political act the confiscated sacred land to Tai Ji Men and publicly confirm that, as Taiwan’s Supreme Court stated, they never violated the law nor evaded taxes.
It would be a small step for Taiwan’s government, but a crucial one to tell the world Taiwan is truly committed to freedom of religion or belief and to the protection of religious and spiritual minorities that were once persecuted by its authoritarian and post-authoritarian regimes.
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“The Tai Ji Men Case” web site is a project by Action Alliance to Redress 1219 whose aim is to collect and put at the readers’ easy disposal articles, documents, and videos—from academic studies to magazine articles—about the case of Tai Ji Men, a mempai (similar to a school) of qigong, martial arts, and self-cultivation headquartered in Taiwan, which has been victim of discrimination and persecution in its home country since 1996, and whose street protests have generated widespread international protests. Here you can find an exhaustive chronology of the case.
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