US Congressman Edolphus Towns Congratulates Practitioners on World Falun Dafa Day
(Clearwisdom.net) On May 11, 2011, US Congressman Edolphus Towns wrote the following letter to New York Falun Dafa practitioners congratulating them on the 12th World Falun Dafa Day. Congressman Towns said in the letter: “The principles enshrined by Falun Gong, those of truth, compassion, and forbearance, are universal human values that bridge cultures and people.”
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
May 11, 2011
I am writing to congratulate all those celebrating the Twelfth Annual World Falun Dafa Day and to all Brooklyn Falun Gong practitioners.
The principles enshrined by Falun Gong, those of truth, compassion, and forbearance, are universal human values that bridge cultures and people. Unfortunately, the regime in China has perceived this peaceful group as a threat to its own corrupt power. Despite grievous human rights violations and persecution, however, the Falun Gong continues to spread their message of peace. Their tremendous efforts deserve our respect, recognition, and protection.
Again, congratulations to all those celebrating the Twelfth Annual World Falun Day. May the year ahead be blessed with truth, compassion, and forbearance.
Wish warmest wishes, I remain
Edolphus “Ed” Towns
Member of Congress