(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021, was the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day and the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction. Members of the European Parliament, the Federal Parliament, the Hesse Parliament, and the Frankfurt City Council sent letters of greeting to honor the occasion. They commended the values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and practitioners’ perseverance in their peaceful protests of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution. They also called on the CCP to stop the persecution immediately.

Letter from Members of Hesse Parliament

Dirk Bamberger, Member of the Hesse Parliament (MHP)Letter from MHP Dirk Bamberger

In his letter, MHP Dirk Bamberger wrote: “Twenty-two years ago, Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was spread in China by Mr. Li Hongzhi. As a result, a wave of Falun Gong practice guided by the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance has emerged. First in China, and then around the world, millions of people have gained inner satisfaction and vitality. Today is not only a celebration of this important day, but also the 70th birthday of the founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi. I extend my warmest congratulations to these two important dates.

“Unfortunately, the Chinese Communist Party persecutes Falun Gong practitioners. Practitioners face the threat of being incarcerated in prisons, tortured, or brainwashed every day. These are the atrocities committed by the Chinese government over the years to ban Chinese people from practicing (Falun Gong).

“And to you, dear Falun Gong group from Hesse, I extend my highest respect for your dedication and the awakening brought to society. No one should be persecuted or even killed because of their beliefs or spiritual pursuits. This is true everywhere in the world. I wish you more strength and courage to continue to draw attention to these atrocities, and I hope you continue to save many lives in the future. Please persist in condemning these infringements, and spreading Falun Gong, so that more people can understand it.”

MHP Heiko KasseckertLetter from MHP Heiko Kasseckert

MHP Heiko Kasseckert wroter: “This year, I once again expressed my solidarity and made it clear that I support Falun Gong and the activities organized by peaceful Falun Gong practitioners. Therefore, I am very happy to offer my congratulations to the celebration of World Falun Dafa Day held in front of MyZeil in Frankfurt on May 8.

“On May 13, 1992, the founder of Falun Gong, Mr. Li Hongzhi, introduced his practice methods to the public for the first time in Northeast China. At that time, people had a wonderful experience of benefiting both body and mind and expressed their gratitude. The practitioners not only gained a better physical condition, but also gained new spiritual confidence and found a harmonious, peaceful and happy life. Since then, there have been practitioners in almost all countries in the world, and millions of people have exercised and lived according to the values of truth, compassion, and tolerance, which are values worthy of respect. In the days when the plague is raging, these values are especially important to us.

“However, since July 1999, (the CCP) has been persecuting Falun Gong cruelly and inhumanly. Since then, the human rights of practitioners have been violated in various ways. (The CCP) uses arbitrary imprisonment, forced labor, and cruel torture to force them to give up their faith. Therefore, for the past 30 years, Falun Gong practitioners have relentlessly opposed this reprehensible persecution in a peaceful manner. This is a cruel crime against humanity. Recently, there has even been a smear campaign against Falun Gong in Hong Kong.

“Therefore, we unanimously speak out and mourn those who have been tortured and died. We oppose violence and cruelty against the peaceful movement. I wish you all the courage and strength to continue on the path of peace you have chosen, and to practice your faith in freedom from persecution. I would like to extend to you my high respect and firm support.

Letter from a Vice President of Hesse Parliament

Heike Hofmann, a Vice President of the Hesse Parliament

Her letter reads:“May 13, 2021, is the anniversary of World Falun Dafa Day. The important thing is that you are free to express your beliefs. The protection of freedom, freedom of speech and human dignity, should be applied to any part of the world. It should be maintained and protected. In this spirit, I wish you success on World Falun Dafa Day!

Frankfurt City Council CDU Posts Congratulatory Message on Facebook

Posting on Facebook

The message reads: “We salute the Falun Dafa group in Frankfurt, who celebrated the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day on Zeil Street today.

“Our Frankfurt, in the center of a peaceful and free Europe, is an internationally open and tolerant city. As the CDU Parliamentary Party, we are unswervingly committed to these values because we believe that these values are indispensable for peaceful coexistence. We are very happy, in this sense, German Falun Dafa (practitioners) can practice here without interference.”

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Category: Dafa Day Recognition