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Minnesota: Elected Officials and Academics Send Greetings to Mark World Falun Dafa Day

May 18, 2020

(Minghui.org) May 13, 2020, was the 28th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and the 21st World Falun Dafa Day. Elected officials including Minnesota senators, state representatives, and professors sent greetings to congratulate the occasion. 

Senator Carolyn LaineLetter from Senator Carolyn Laine

“As you work for personal spiritual growth through disciplined practice and attuning to the core qualities of the universe, you each add to the rich cultural and spiritual life here in Minnesota,” Senator Carolyn Laine stated in her letter.

“Embracing the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance expands their depth and reach across the globe. I appreciate your contributions and welcome your continued peaceful practice here.”

Minnesota State Representative Sandra MasinLetter from Minnesota State Representative Sandra Masin

“It is my privilege to welcome you to the 21st World Falun Dafa Day celebration,” Representative Sandra Masin stated in her letter.

“Falun Dafa, as you know, is a peaceful spiritual practice rooted in traditional Chinese culture. It brings greater health and spiritual well-being through its practice, where a grand number of people worldwide have become healthier, happier which in turn brings great benefits to our society.”

Minnesota State Senator John HoffmanMessage from Minnesota State Senator John HoffmanMessage from Kevin Parker, State Legislative Assistant

“I can’t agree more with Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance, which is the core teaching of Falun Dafa,” Former State Senator Alice Johnson stated in her message.

“I hope the persecution of Falun Dafa including forced organ harvesting will end as soon as possible.”

Former State Senator Alice JohnsonMessage from Alice Johnson

“I enjoyed the beautiful hymn: 'Music: The two phrases [Falun Dafa is good. Truth Compassion Tolerance is good.] that Have Helped People Get Through Difficult Times,'” wrote Professor Bryan Dowd.

Prof. Bryan Dowd, Division of Health Policy and Management, The University of MinnesotaMessage from Bryan Dowd

Dr. Kirk Allison, Former Director of the Program in Human Rights and Health at the University of MinnesotaEmail from Dr. Kirk Allison

“There is no higher principle in our global society than the ability to practice your individuality, and to follow your path of life,” Educator Forrester Pack stated in his email.

“We are with you in thought, conviction, and justice – we are with you as the warm sunlight of freedom ever-so-surely erodes the shadows of government persecution and injustice. Continue waging a good fight, and Happy Falun Dafa Month!”

Email from Forrester Pack, Educator and Former University of Minnesota Daily Reporter