City of Philadelphia
Honoring Falun Dafa
The Council of the City of Philadelphia is pleased to honor Falun Dafa on the Occasion of its 12th anniversary in the United States.
Whereas, Falun Dafa is an ancient form of Qigong, the practice of refining the mind and body through study special exercises and meditation. Qigong is a vital part of many people's lives in Asia. By the break of Dawn, almost every Chinese park is brimming with people practicing these arts; and
Whereas, Thursday, May 13, 2004, is World Falun Dafa Day, when practitioners world wide will get together to celebrate this remarkable and universal practice; and
Whereas, the practice of Falun Dafa is a self-improvement practice that includes traditional Chinese exercises and meditation. Its teaching is based on the principle of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance.
Therefore, by virtue of this citation, the Council of the City of Philadelphia is proud to declare the month of May as "Falun Dafa Month" in Philadelphia. Your universal message to improve human rights, moral reconstruction and the health and well being of all people is a message embraced by all Philadelphians.
Blondell Reynolds Brown
Councilman, 5th District
Anna C. Verna
May 13, 2004