Massachusetts: Mayor Jeannette McCarthy of the City of Waltham Declares Falun Dafa Week (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 7, 2008, Jeannette A. McCarthy, Mayor of the City of Waltham, declared the week of May 11, 2008 to May 17, 2008, as Falun Dafa Week honoring Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
City of Waltham Massachusetts
Whereas... Falun Dafa practitioners are joyously celebrating the 16th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public on May 13, 2008, with festivals and events to be held across the U.S. and worldwide; and
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... More people are learning the practice and purifying their hearts, energizing their bodies, striving to create virtuous communities; and
Whereas... Falun Dafa's contributions to society has been widely recognized and honored around the world since Mr. Li Hongzhi introduced it to the public in 1992; 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... 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, Jeannette A. McCarthy, Mayor of the City of Waltham, do hereby declare the week of May 11, 2008 to May 17, 2008, as Falun Dafa Week honoring Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Waltham this 7th day of May 2008.
By: Jeannette A. McCarthy