(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021 is the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day. Senator Thomas R. Carper of Delaware sent a letter to “celebrate the birth of this spiritual practice again this year.”

Letter from Senator Thomas R. Carper

Senator Carper stated in his letter, “While we here in the United States we are fortunate to be able to practice freedom of religion and speech, we also remember that other countries are not as fortunate. Millions of Falun Dafa practitioners in China have been subjected to illegal imprisonment, torture, and forced organ harvesting. Their struggle will never be forgotten and must in turn fuel our efforts for change. In 2016, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution of global support in terminating the hate crimes that the Chinese government has perpetrated against Falun Dafa practitioners. Later in 2017, the PA House passed House Resolution 27 that called to end the program of forced organ harvesting in China.”


Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was introduced to the public in 1992. Nearly 100 million people across China were soon practicing Falun Dafa after experiencing improvements in their health and character. Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, issued an order to ban the practice.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 22 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. More have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply the organ transplant industry.

Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.

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Category: Dafa Day Recognition