City of St. Charles, Missouri


Whereas, Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong, or just Dafa) is a high-level body-mind-spirit cultivation practice consisting of exercise, meditation and teachings guided by the characteristics of the universe - Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance; and

Whereas, Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, introduced the practice in May of 1992. The practice 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; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa practitioners in Missouri note stress reduction, health improvement and spiritual growth; and

Whereas, Falun Dafa is practiced by many professional citizens of all ages in Missouri; 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, Numerous practitioners of Falun Dafa are persecuted in China for their beliefs and the persecution of the practitioners of Falun Dafa in China is an attack on the basic human rights and should not be tolerated anywhere in the world; and

Now, Therefore, I, Sally A. Faith, Mayor of the City of St. Charles, Missouri do hereby proclaim May 13, 2011 as "Falun Dafa Day - Honoring Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance" in the City of St. Charles

In witness whereof I have here unto set
My hand and caused to be affixed the seal
Of the City of St. Charles, Missouri, dated
This 13th day of May, 2011.

Sally A. Faith
City of St. Charles

City Clerk