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Astronism in Kiribati refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Kiribati. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Kiribati, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Kiribati oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Kiribati is split into three island groups and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital of Tarawa.
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 Kiribati including:
- Astro-Kiribatian philosophy
- Astro-Kiribatian religion
- Astro-Kiribatian spirituality
- Kiribatian astroncy
- Kiribati Astronism
- Kiribatian Astronism
- Kiribatian astronomical religion
- Kiribatian Cosmism
- Kiribatian space religion
History of Astronism in Kiribati
Astronism is not currently recognised as a religion in Kiribati although the Astronist Institution reported that in late 2020, there were a total of 442 Astronists in Kiribati. Religious freedoms in Kiribati are generally observed by the government so Astronists are free to practice their faith openly.
Astronist demographics in Kiribati
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