On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public, Nickolas Guccione, Mayor of the City of Wentzville, Missouri, proclaimed May 13th, 2012 as Falun Dafa Day Honouring Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance.
Whereas, Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) is a high-level body-mind-spirit cultivation practice consisting of exercise, meditation and teachings guided by the characteristics of the universe – Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance, and
Whereas, Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, introduced the practice in May of 1992. The practice of Falun Dafa has helped hundreds of millions across the world improve their health and moral standards, as well as deepen their understanding of life, humanity and the universe; and
Whereas, more men and women of the United States are learning the practice and purifying their hearts, energising their bodies, and striving to create virtuous communities; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners in Missouri note stress reduction, health improvement, and spiritual growth; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa is practiced by many professional citizens of all ages in Missouri; and
Whereas, all Falun Dafa activities, including classes and practices, are offered by volunteers and are open to the public and free of charge; and
Whereas, numerous practitioners of Falun Dafa are persecuted in China for their beliefs; and
Whereas, the persecution of the practitioners of Falun Dafa in China is an attack on the basic human rights and should not be tolerated anywhere in the world.
Now therefore, I, Nickolas Guccione, Mayor of the City of Wentzville, do hereby proclaim, May 13th, 2012 as:
The City of Wentzville is a community of neighbours working together to build a better future.
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