(Minghui.org) May 13, 2021 is the 22nd World Falun Dafa Day and the 29th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction. Elected officials and scholars sent letters or emails to honor the occasion. 

State Senator: I Send My Best Wishes and Will Continue to Support You

State Senator Torrey Westrom stated in his letter, “Greetings and congratulations on another year of celebrating the practice of Falun Dafa! It is very important to raise awareness of the awful things happening around the world. We must continue the fight for freedom of self-expression because everybody deserves that luxury.” 

Letter from State Senator Torrey Westrom

State Senator: I Will Continue to Actively Support and Uplift Your Practitioners in All Ways

State Senator John Hoffman stated in his letter, “It has been a difficult year with Covid-19, but it should never be forgotten that you deserve the same dignity and peace that everyone strives for, and I will always be a friend and supporter of Falun Dafa practitioners across the world.” 

Letter from State Senator John Hoffman 

Legislative Assistant Kevin Parker sent a message, which reads, “It has been a year of trials for everyone, but it should not overshadow the unimaginable crimes happening to Falun Dafa practitioners. Falun Dafa practitioners embrace a peaceful and spiritual practice the world could use more of in times like this.”

Message from State Legislative Assistant Kevin Parker

Professor at University of Minnesota: May You Have a Blessed Year, Free of Persecution

Bryan Dowd, Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, sent a message “Sending wishes for a happy and healthy World Falun Dafa Day to all practitioners.” 

Message from Prof. Bryan Dowd

Message from Kirk Allison, Health Humanities, Saint Scholastica CollegeMessage from Forrester Pack, St. Paul Public Schools Literacy TA, Minneapolis, MNMessage from Richard Simones, Dakota County Public Service Associate

Background: What is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance as well as five gentle exercises—and experienced uplifted health and well-being.

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Category: Dafa Day Recognition