(Minghui.org) “On World Falun Dafa Day, we strive to uphold the universal tenets of truthfulness, compassion, & forbearance, ideals that are fundamental to the expression of the #FalunGong faith and we reiterate that no one should be persecuted for their beliefs, including Falun Gong in #China.”

Above was a tweet posted by Mr. Sam Brownback, the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, on May 13, World Falun Dafa Day.

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a mind-body practice based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Numerous learners have been drawn to the practice since it was introduced to the public in 1992. Falun Dafa practitioners have benefited tremendously from the practice and they celebrate World Falun Dafa Day on May 13 every year.

Fearing Falun Dafa's soaring popularity, the Chinese Communist Party launched a nationwide campaign against the practice in July 1999. Since then many Falun Dafa practitioners have been arrested, imprisoned, tortured, or even had their organ harvested for upholding their faith.

During the past 21 years, Falun Dafa practitioners have never stopped their efforts to expose the persecution of their faith and spread the greatness of Falun Dafa to people around the world.