Tai Ji Men is victim of egregious abuse and denial of its rights. An international campaign to support it is needed, including in the United States.
The injustice vested on Tai Ji Men is obvious. Perhaps new tools are needed to raise awareness of it in Taiwan and internationally.
“The Allegory of Good and Bad Government,” one of the most famous works of Medieval European art, is a perfect metaphor for Tai Ji Men’s teachings and tribulations.
Scholars and human rights activists celebrated the World Day of Social Justice and reflected on the Tai Ji Men case.
A written statement has been submitted to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council on how corruption affects human rights. It argues that the persecution of Tai Ji Men is “a clear case of corruption.”
Administrative measures often disguise the bureaucrats’ attempt to eradicate spiritual movements they do not like.
Fraternity is one of the most abused words of our times. We can learn its true meaning from Tai Ji Men.
Fraternity is proactive rather than reactive. Let us stand together for the rights of Tai Ji Men and other persecuted minorities.
Fraternity is a fruit of conscience, and is destroyed by corruption. The injustice vested on Tai Ji Men is an example of how corruption disrupts social harmony.
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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