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Astronism in Iraq refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Iraq. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Iraq, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Iraq oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Iraq is split into nineteen governorates and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Baghdad.
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 Iraq including:
- Astro-Iraqi philosophy
- Astro-Iraqi religion
- Astro-Iraqi spirituality
- Iraqi astroncy
- Iraqi Astronism
- Iraqi astronomical religion
- Iraqi Cosmism
- Iraqi space religion
- Iraqi Tanwir
History of Astronism in Iraq
Astronism is not recognised as a religion in Iraq and as a result, many Astronists in Iraq are facing significant persecution of their beliefs. For this reason, the status of Astronist religious liberty in Iraq has been designated as terminal.
Astronism claims 8,984 Astronists live in Iraq as of December 2020, but this figure is minimal compared to the total population, largely due to the lack of accessibility to Astronist content for Iraqis.
Astronist demographics in Iraq
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