Officials around the world celebrate the moral teachings of spiritual groups

Government officials around the world have sent letters and declarations to commemorate the annual celebration of May 13th, commemorating World Farndafa Day.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Gong, is a spiritual practice with slow meditation practice and moral teaching centered on the principles of truth, compassion, and tolerance. Twenty-nine years ago, on this day, the founder of this practice, Li Hongzhi, introduced the discipline to the general public in northeastern China. Lee’s birthday is also May 13th.

As a result, this day has been celebrated as World Dafa Day since 2000 by Falun Gong followers and supporters. A year ago, on July 20, the Chinese administration began the brutal persecution of Chinese followers to this day.

In the United States, several federal and state lawmakers, as well as the governor, attended the memorial and expressed their support for Chinese Falun Gong practitioners.

“I’m writing to recognize this important day in our community,” wrote US Congressman Robert Wittman (Republican). letter.. “On this day, we remember the religious persecution that began in 1999 and those who continue to choose to confront it with non-violent resistance.”

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A compilation of declarations from officials around the world to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day. (The Epoch Times)

Since 1999, millions of Falun Gong practitioners have been detained in Chinese prisons, labor camps and other facilities and tortured while hundreds of thousands have been imprisoned. by Falun Dafa Information Center., a U.S.-based website that monitors the persecution of Falun Gong in China, reported that as of April this year, 4,641 Falun Gong practitioners had died in the persecution of Beijing. ing. The actual number of deaths is probably much higher.

Despite the pandemic, persecution MingiOne of the recent deaths was the death of 69-year-old construction worker Lu Guanru from a stroke in a prison in Heilongjiang Province in northern China on April 4. Prior to his death, he was tortured in various ways, including forced feeding.

On May 12, the US State Department imposed sanctions on Yu Hui, a Chinese official who persecuted Falun Gong practitioners. Yu was the second Chinese official to be sanctioned after receiving similar US sanctions against Chinese police chiefs in December 2020.

New York State Legislature Hakeem Jeffries thanked Lee, who founded spiritual practice. letter..

“I commend the continued activity of the Falun Dafa community and its impact on many aspects of the lives of their members and the general public,” writes Jeffreys. “I would like to thank the members of this group for the improvement of the world and the diversity of New York as a whole.”

“We are delighted to recognize World Falun Dafa Day,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. letter..

“When celebrating this festive opportunity, we need to look back on the teachings of truth, compassion, and tolerance,” Wolff wrote.

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Declaration from Nevada Governor Steve Sisorak. (The Epoch Times)

Many Canadian politicians, including conservative lawmaker Kelly Diott, have also expressed their wishes.

“The Falun Dafa community is an important part of our Canadian mosaic,” Diott said. Written (pdf) In the letter. “The pursuit of the founding principles of truth, compassion and tolerance is a universal virtues that helps make Canada a better place.”

Australian Senator Concerta Fieravanti-Wells applause Faced with persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Falun Gong practitioners support “courage, courage, and spiritual strength.”

Cary Lo, a local Democratic local councilor in Hong Kong, wished Li a happy birthday and the best health.

“Although many are afraid to speak today, Falun Gong practitioners continue to support their values ​​in public, with” truth, compassion, and forgiveness “values ​​in every corner of the community. We are promoting. As district counselors, we appreciate and appreciate their efforts, “added Mr. Law.

On April 25, several Falun Gong practitioners protest peacefully outside the liaison office, Beijing’s highest representative office in Hong Kong, ending the persecution of Chinese Falun Gong practitioners against the Chinese administration. I asked.

Since the beginning of May, Falun Gong practitioners have held events to commemorate World Falun Dafa Day in several cities such as London, Melbourne, San Francisco, Sydney, Taipei and Toronto.