(Minghui.org) On May 11, 2023, the Texas Senate passed Resolution No. 550 sponsored by Senator Angela Paxton of the Eighth District to celebrate the 24th World Falun Dafa Day and commemorate the 31st anniversary of the public introduction of Falun Dafa.

May 13, 2023, was the 31st anniversary of Falun Dafa’s public introduction and the 24th World Falun Dafa Day.

Senate Resolution No. 550

The Resolution reads, “Falun Dafa emphasizes the attainment of spiritual growth through the study of Falun Dafa teachings and through gentle exercises and meditation; its teachings encourage learners to let go of unhealthy attachments as they strive to attune their lives to the universal qualities of truth, compassion, and forbearance.

“Since 1999, tens of millions of Falun Dafa practitioners in China have been persecuted for their beliefs and have lived under the threat of abduction, imprisonment, or worse; Falun Dafa members have courageously stood up for their right to practice, and in so doing, they have demonstrated the value of life and human dignity in the face of oppression.

“Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, has worked tirelessly to convey the tenets of Falun Gong in a way that transcends cultural and racial boundaries; the movement was introduced to the state of Texas in 1994, and since then, over a dozen practice sites have been established within the state; local Falun Dafa members have enriched the lives of many fellow Texans by sharing their beliefs and practices through workshops, clubs, and cultural events.

“Followers of Falun Dafa constitute an important part of the diverse cultural fabric of Texas and Falun Dafa Day provides a fitting opportunity to recognize their inspiring devotion to the teachings of their faith and to the ideals of peace and freedom.