Office of the Mayor
City of Saint Louis


Whereas Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an advanced meditation exercise of mind and body, rooted in ancient Chinese culture; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa is based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance; and

Whereas, it is a compelling discipline of exercise, meditation and study that promotes physical, spiritual and mental health; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa is non-political, is not a religion and has no binding membership. All Falun Dafa activities are free and open to the public; and

Whereas, about 600 other local governments across North America, 15 cities and countries in Missouri, including the city of St. Louis, (in the past), have honored Falun Dafa by proclaiming "Falun Dafa Day" or "Falun Dafa Week"; and

Whereas, the city of St. Louis recognizes the practice of Falun Dafa and those who promote improving the quality of life in positive ways for all

Now, therefore, I, Francis G. Slay, Mayor of the city of St. Louis, do hereby proclaim September 30, 2002 as:

"Falun Dafa Day"

In the City of St. Louis

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the city of St. Louis, this 30th day of September, A.D. 2002.

Francis G. Slay

Mayor of the City of Saint Louis