§ 13 of the constitution protects freedom of religion, when it comes to regligious affairs, the state shall keep neutralitiy. In other words, the state shall neither judge whether a religion is good, nor interfere the autonomy in a religious group. However, in modern democratic society, the religious groups often get close to politic power for seeking possible resource to increase the scales of themselve. On the other hand, religious groups may hold the ballots from their disciples and it causes the politic groups to provide some bonus for exchange. Politc groups and religious groups therefore interact in many aspects.
Recently, the land development invested by Tzu Chi in Neihu had stired up a lot of issues. Local residents and many social movement groups fight against the development plan and Tzu Chi finally promised to give up the development plan and make their financial statements public. This article tries to analysis this case and examine if the state can interfere the finicial, personnel and organizational autonomy in religious groups when there exists some purpose for public wellfare.