Office of the Mayor
WHEREAS, the practice of Falun Dafa, commonly referred to as Falun Gong was introduced to the public in 1992, so that all could benefit from this ancient Chinese self-cultivation practice; and
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa promotes the principle of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance through a virtuous system of body, mind and spirit; and
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa consists of a set of five basic exercises that include both physical movement and extended stillness that are simple to learn and follow; and
WHEREAS, Falun Dafa is not a religion and not political, yet some practitioners suffer persecution and suppression in different areas of the world for their efforts in self-improvement; and
WHEREAS, the City of Murfreesboro embraces the fundamental freedom in this country of basic human rights and liberty, without barriers to the pursuit of cultural and chosen teachings.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TOMMY BRAGG, MAYOR of the City of MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE on behalf of the entire City Council do hereby proclaim May 13, 2002
FALUN DAFA DAY
in our city and urge all citizens to observe and recognize the importance of health, wellness and strength of the human spirit.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of this city to be affixed