Clearwisdom News and Epoch Times: On September 5, the 2010 New York Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was held at Javits Center in Manhattan with 6,500 practitioners from all over the world attending. In the afternoon, Master Li Hongzhi came to the conference and gave a lecture.
The teachings of Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) are based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. Adherents of the spiritual discipline aim to improve their moral character and be honest, kind, and tolerant in their daily lives through cultivation of mind and body.
In 1999 the CCP outlawed the spiritual practice (of Falun Gong) and a systematic and brutal campaign to force practitioners to renounce their belief in Falun Gong ensued. According to an Amnesty International Annual Report published this year, the vilification of Falun Gong has become even worse this year.
"The government campaign against Falun Gong intensified, with sweeping detentions, unfair trials leading to long sentences, enforced disappearances, and deaths in detention following torture and ill-treatment," said the report.Read more here