What happened in Taiwan is important for economists too. It shows exactly how a tax system, confronted with spiritual movements, should not operate.
The Tai Ji Men Case
The Tai Ji Men tax case in Taiwan is exemplary of how even democratic states can undermine freedom of religion or belief by using ordinary bureaucracy and taxation in an unfair and intimidating way.
A peaceful protest march and a Webinar focus on an old injustice that has not ended.
In 1997, a prosecutor accused a respected Taiwanese spiritual master of practicing black magic. Although ridiculous, the accusation was part of an historical and old tradition of discrimination.
The cautionary tale of a fraudulent entity created in Taiwan in 1996 suggests that these claims should be approached with a grain of salt.
CESNUR and Human Rights Without Frontiers launch a detailed report on the longest religion-related legal case in the Island’s history.
A movie and a side event at the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom or Belief focused on how taxes can be used to deny religious freedom or belief.