City of Creve Coeur


Whereas, Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) is a self improvement practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture and introduced to the general public in 1992 by Mr. Li Hongzhi; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa consists of four gentle exercises and a meditation that teaches the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance (Zhen Shan Ren); and

Whereas, Even though Falun Dafa's emphasis on improving one's spiritual, mental and physical health has caused it to spread rapidly across the planet, it is not endorsed in China where practitioners of this regenerative faith have had their rights denied and have been tortured for studying Falun Dafa; and

Whereas, The free exercise of one's beliefs is an essential right protected by the United States Constitution and the persecution of the practitioners of Falun Dafa or any other religious or spiritual practice is an attack on basic human rights and should not be tolerated anywhere in the world.

Now, Therefore, I Harold L. Dielmann, Mayor of the City of Creve Coeur, do hereby proclaim May 13, 2004

World Falun Dafa Day

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Creve Coeur, Missouri to be affixed this 13th day of May 2004.

Harold L. Dielmann, Mayor
City of Creve Coeur

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