Wisconsin: City of Madison Proclaims May 13, 2009 as Falun Dafa Day Honoring Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 11, 2009, Mayor David J. Cieslewicz of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, proclaimed May 13, 2009, as Falun Dafa Day Honoring Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, in the city of Madison.
Whereas, Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a peaceful and healthy self-improvement practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture that centers around the universal principal of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance and consists of five gentle exercises, including meditation; and
Whereas, the teachings of Falun Dafa, though meditation and spiritual cultivation, are perceived as an effective means of improving overall mental and physical health, as well as reducing stress; and
Whereas, Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has helped hundreds of millions across the world improve their health and moral standards, as well as deepen their understanding of life, humanity and the universe, though the practice of Falun Dafa; and
Whereas, transcending culture and racial boundaries, Falun Dafa has touched the lives of more than 100 million people in over 60 countries, including many people in Wisconsin, of different ages, professions and racial backgrounds; and
Whereas, all Falun Dafa activities, including classes and practices, are offered by volunteers and are open to the public and free of charge; and
Whereas, the persecution of the practitioners of Falun Dafa in China is an attack on basic human rights and should not be tolerated anywhere in the world;
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the Mayor the City of Madison, Wisconsin, does hereby proclaim May 13, 2009, as
Falun Dafa Day
Honoring Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance
In the city of Madison.
Mayor David J. Cieslewicz
Signed and sealed this 11th day of May 2009 at City Hall.