Muslim. Over a dozen religious or spiritual groups are banned in China as “evil cults,” including Falun Gong and the Church of Almighty God. Seven religious .... Article 300 Whoever forms or uses superstitious sects or secret societies or cult.


Society of Falun Dafa and ihtfalun gong organization under its control" .... popular religious and spiritual movements, although the temptation to see falun gong ...


Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa, and the name of its leader Li Hongzhi, came to the ..... of numerous cults and folk religions that are filling a spiritual void' in China. .... registered with the Chinese National Qigong Scientific Research Association.


Aug 22, 2008 ... ... of the quasi-religious Chinese exercise society Falun Gong gathered ... When spiritual entrepreneurs tried enticing followers on their own, ...


May 4, 1999 ... As the Zhang family of Plum peacefully practiced Falun Dafa on a recent ... They reject the charge that the discipline is a "sect" or a religion, ... Richard Lengyel of Ross, a member of the National Qigong Association who teaches Chinese ... themselves; followers of Falun Dafa look to Li for spiritual guidance.


Jun 6, 2013 ... Scholars have described the movement variously as a religion, a new ... Falun Gong is centralized in that spiritual authority is vested in the ...


Dec 21, 2005 ... Falun Gong has its origins in Qi Gong (Chinese: "Energy Working"), the use of ... before becoming the full-time spiritual leader of Falun Gong in 1992. ... Falun Gong as the latest of many Chinese religious societies that have ...


Jul 21, 2016 ... The mother, sister, and teenage daughter of Falun Gong practitioner Gao Yixi ... down, banning their peaceful spiritual practice and unleashing a campaign of ... Even among those who were forced to renounce their faith under torture, .... Podcasts · Politics · Security · Society · The Diplomat's Quiz · Videos.


Aug 10, 2016 ... A Falun Gong group reported abductions, detention, and a death in police custody. ... religious or spiritual groups, including Christian “house churches. .... with the official patriotic religious association or Catholics professing ...