United States: City of Lansing, Michigan Issues Proclamation Declaring the Month of May as Falun Dafa Month

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the public,Virg Bernero, Mayor of the City of Lansing in Michigan, proclaimed the month of May to be Falun Dafa Month in Lansing. Mayor Bernero urged all residents to recognise and acknowledge Falun Dafa's contribution to world peace and human advancement. He applauded Falun Dafa practitioners' desire to promote better health and moral living through the practice of Falun Dafa, as well as their search for Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance in all things.

Proclamation

Whereas: On behalf of the City of Lansing, it is a great pleasure to honor the 20th anniversary of Falun Dafa, a spiritual system and pure cultivation of virtue based on ancient Chinese heritage containing an emphasis on the principle of Zhen-Shan-Ren (Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance), the given fundamental virtues of the universe; and

Whereas: Although Falun Dafa has only been taught publicly since 1992, it has since spread rapidly to over eighty countries world wide and contains over hundred million followers. Through Falun Dafa’s peaceful teachings that emphasise an advanced system of exercise and meditation providing overall physical, mental and spiritual health, it has been successful at helping many individuals improve their health, elevate their mind, uplift their spirit, effectively reduce stress and deepen their understanding of life, humanity and the universe; and

Whereas: Falun Dafa efficiently transcends cultural and racial boundaries, helping to resonate a common, universal philosophy to every corner of the Earth while simultaneously touching the lives of people of all ages in an inherently positive way; and

Whereas: Moreover, while Falun Dafa has helped to preserve precious human traditions including honesty, courtesy, loyalty and unselfishness, it has additionally benefited millions of people by aiding them in leading a more productive and unmitigated lifestyle dedicated to the pursuit of meaningful existence; and

Whereas: Locally, through their commitment and determination, Falun Dafa volunteers have offered free classes in Michigan and have successfully brought positive effects to numerous communities, helping to promote peace, tolerance, and compassion throughout our great state.

Now, Therefore, I, Virg Bernero, Mayor of the City of Lansing, by the power vested in me do hereby proclaim the month of May as

“Falun Dafa Month”

in Lansing, I urge all residents to recognise and acknowledge this contribution to world peace and human advancement. I applaud your desire to promote better health and moral living through the practice of Falun Dafa, as well as your search for Truthfulness, Compassion and forbearance in all things.

Given under my hand and seal this thirteenth day of May in the Year of Our Lord two thousand and twelve.

Virg Bernero, Mayor of Lansing

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