Illinois: Village of Glen Carbon Proclaims July 13, 2009 through July 20, 2009 as Falun Dafa Week
(Clearwisdom.net) The horrific persecution against Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party has lasted for 10 years. Falun Gong practitioners have been continuously, peacefully and rationally protesting the persecution for 10 years. Now, more and more people are learning the truth of the persecution, supporting Falun Gong, and condemning the atrocities of the Chinese Communist Party.
On July 14, 2009, Mayor Robert L. Jackstadt of the Village of Glen Carbon proclaimed July 13, 2009 through July 20, 2009 as Falun Dafa Week.
Office of the Mayor
Village of Glen Carbon
Whereas, Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an advanced meditation exercise of mind and body, rooted in ancient Chinese culture; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa is based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance; and
Whereas, it is a compelling discipline of exercise, meditation and study that promotes physical, spiritual and mental health; and
Whereas, Falun Dafa is non-political, is not a religion and has no binding membership. All Falun Dafa activities are free and open to the public; and
Whereas, the Village of Glen Carbon recognized the practice of Falun Dafa and those who promote improving the quality of life in positive ways for all;
Now, Therefore, I, Robert L. Jackstadt, Mayor of the Village of Glen Carbon, do hereby proclaim July 13, 2009 through July 20, 2009 as:
"Falun Dafa Week"
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the Village of Glen Carbon, this 14th day of July, 2009.
Robert L. Jackstadt
Mayor of the Village of Glen Carbon