June 24, 2000

July 20, 2000 marks the one-year anniversary of the crackdown on Falun Gong in China. Since then, this noble struggle of the right against the wrong has inspired millions of practitioners all over the world to step out, and speak out in protection of this practice that has so much improved and enhanced their lives. In this past year, we have been repeatedly moved and impressed by many acts of selflessness and altruism performed by practitioners in China and abroad. Some have been small gestures, some grand. But whether grand or small, all of these acts are testament to the true hearts of practitioners, soundly rooted in the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.

As we mark this historic and momentous date, we call on Falun Dafa practitioners and people of goodwill all over the world to put your experiences down in words. It is our hope that this moment in history can be recorded, that everybody in the world, both today and in the future, will know the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong in China. We also hope that sharing this series of papers will encourage Falun Dafa practitioners worldwide to continue to better "assist the Teacher with the work he is doing in the human world" and steel themselves in the cultivation practice of safeguarding the Fa.

The scope of papers:

1. Documentary records of the activities of "July 20" last year when Falun Dafa practitioners throughout China massively stepped out and directly reported the truth of Falun Gong. It is intended to record this episode of history literally, and let more people know the truth through these records. We welcome papers written from diversified perspectives, such as by the event participators, fellow practitioners, relatives, and friends.

2. Feature reviews of the behaviors and deeds of the practitioners you know among the numerous Falun Gong practitioners that have suffered illegal imprisonment, forced labor education, or were unjustly convicted during the past year. It is intended to show the world that good people are being persecuted, the type of persecution being imposed on Falun Gong, and the realm of mind manifested by Falun Dafa practitioners under these conditions. Pictures are welcome. We invite papers written from diversified perspectives such as by the event participators, fellow practitioners, relatives, and friends.

3. Personal experience sharing articles by Falun Gong practitioners in China as to how you have told the truth to society over the past

year, and articles by overseas Falun Dafa practitioners as to how you have taken action to support Falun Dafa practitioners in China.

4. Articles to reveal more of the truth about the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China, so as to spread the truth more extensively to all governments in the world, various organizations, and people in all walks of life, especially the Chinese people throughout the world. It is also to enable more people to know what Falun Gong is and the true story of the brutal persecution of Falun Gong in China.

We would appreciate your immediate attention in soliciting contributions and submitting articles to us, so that they can be posted in a series at an early date to enable more people to read the truth.

Thank you for your attention.

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