A group of 30 youths from 13 countries on five continents will stop in Kansas City on their 3,300-mile bicycle journey across the United States. Their mission: to call attention to plight of the orphaned children of people persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party for their spiritual beliefs. A rally commemorating their arrival will be held this Saturday, June 27, at the J.C. Nichols fountain on the Country Club Plaza.
These youths, teenagers and preteens, call themselves Global Ambassadors support freedom of belief. They are from the USA, Canada, Argentina, Peru, Iran, Germany, Austria, Israel, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tanzania, Russia, Peru, France, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.
These 30 riders are climbing mountains and crossing deserts to call attention to the 15-year persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist regime. Children of practitioners who have been arrested or killed by the regime are left without home or family. Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) is a peaceful meditation practice follow the principles of truthfulness, compassion, forbearance
Since its introduction, Falun Gong (which is not a religion) has been practiced by over 100 million people in China and all over the world to achieve good health and a peaceful state of mind.
However, the Chinese Communist regime in 1999, banned the practice of these individuals. The Communist regime has been using all its ways to slander Falun Gong and brutally persecute practitioners. Hundreds of thousands of practitioners from all walks of life have been arrested, jailed and tortured. And just as ISIS is harvesting the organs of captives in the Middle East, new accounts prove that live organ harvesting has occurred to Falun members causing their deaths. Numerous families suffered from the persecution and many children were orphaned. Multiple independent investigations estimate that 40,000-65,000 Falun Gong practitioners have been killed to fuel China’s lucrative organ transplant industry. (http://www.en.minghui.org/, faluninfo.net)
Ride 2 Freedom is not only calling attention to the plight of these children, but also shining light upon the situation in China, and the best way to alleviate it. The cycling journey will end in Washington D.C. where the riders will assist a diplomatic rescue mission which will conclude in Beijing, China.
For information visit http://ride2freedom.us/