Texas: Houston Proclaims Falun Dafa Day
(Minghui.org) Celebrating the 28th anniversary of public introduction of Falun Dafa and the 21st World Falun Dafa, Mr. Sylvester Turner, honorable Mayor of Houston, proclaimed May 13, 2020 Falun Dafa Day.
The proclamation stated that Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a peaceful, self-improvement practice rooted in ancient Chinese culture that centers around the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance, and it consists of five gentle exercises, including meditation. Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has helped millions across the world improve their health and moral standards, as well as deepen their understanding of life, humanity, and the universe, through the practice of Falun Dafa.
It also said that Falun Dafa was first introduced to China in 1992 and was later introduced to Houston in 1996. Since then, many free introductory workshops have been held in public places such as city libraries and public parks, and practitioners have participated in many community events. Falun Dafa practitioners’ determination and courage to stand up for Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance while facing severe persecution from the Chinese Communist Party has shown the world the value of life and the beauty of human dignity.