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Astronism in East Timor (or Timor-Leste) refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of East Timor, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of East Timor oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. East Timor is split into thirteen municipalities and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Dili.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory.
It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in East Timor including:
- Astro-Timorese philosophy
- Astro-Timorese religion
- Astro-Timorese spirituality
- Timorese astroncy
- Timorese Astronism
- Timorese astronomical religion
- Timorese Cosmism
- Timorese space religion
History of Astronism in Timor-Leste
Astronists are not currently recognised as a valid religious group by the government in Timor-Leste. The Astronist Institution has few concerns regarding the religious liberties of Astronists in Timor-Leste, hence it has designated the country as apathetic in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report.
The number of Astronists in Timor-Leste has been calculated at 100 people as of December 2020, up a total of 23 converts from the previous year.
Astronist demographics in East Timor
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