(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day and this year is the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction. Mayor Kayce Munyeneh of the Town of Cheverly issued a proclamation to commemorate the occasion.

Proclamation from Mayor Kayce Munyeneh of the Town of Cheverly

The proclamation reads, “Anyone is welcome to learn Falun Gong because of its universal principles of ‘Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance’ transcends cultural, social, economic and national boundaries; and

“Cheverly is a community that adheres to the separation of religion and state but also embraces diversity and residents from all walks of life as well as commiserates with sufferers of persecution; and

“Falun Dafa practitioners have been persecuted in China for their belief since 1999, there are local practitioners that welcome all individuals to the practice.”

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 who have embraced the teachings—which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance—and learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.