City of Saint Paul


Whereas, Falun Dafa is an advanced exercise and meditation practice of mind, body, and spirit based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance; and

Whereas, since its public introduction by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992, Falun Dafa brought health and peace of mind to over 100 million people on six continents; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa transcends cultural and racial boundaries and contributes to the universal dream of a peaceful, tolerant, and more compassionate society; and

Whereas, more men and women of Minnesota are learning the practice and purifying their hearts, energizing their bodies, and embracing peaceful, virtuous communities; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa emphasizes a holistic approach to health that includes the cultivation of one's moral character by following the universe's benevolent characteristic of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, as well as practicing gentle qigong exercises; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners' determination and courage to stand up for Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, while facing severe persecution from the Chinese Communist Party, has shown the world the value of life and the preciousness of human dignity;

Now, Therefore, I, Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor of the City of Saint Paul, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2007 to be

Falun Dafa Month

In the City of Saint Paul in honor of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Saint Paul to be affixed this First Day of May in the Year Two Thousand Seven

Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor