A spiritual practice that improves character

Truthfulness, Compassion & Forbearance

These three values form the core of Falun Gong’s philosophy. Falun Gong is a spiritual practice that consists of study to improve character and five gentle exercises, including a meditation. Made public in May of 1992, Falun Gong is practiced in over 110 countries today.

Know the Story

In China on July 20, 1999

The Chinese Communist Party launched a campaign to eradicate Falun Gong

A massive campaign of defamation, torture, and killing spread across the country. Millions have been incarcerated in prisons, labor camps, psychiatric hospitals, and brainwashing centers.

How You Can Help

This is the time to act

Your voice can help end the persecution

Dictators fear public opinion and public exposure. Please visit our Act Now section. You can join Friends of Falun Gong, sign a petition and write a public official about the plight of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

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Friends of Falun Gong

Friends of Falun Gong is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization founded in the year 2000 by concerned Americans. Our mission is to support the freedom of belief of persons who practice Falun Gong.

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