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Astronism in Lebanon refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Lebanese Republic. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Lebanon, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Lebanon oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Lebanon is split into six governorates and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Beirut.
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 Lebanon including:
- Astro-Lebanese philosophy
- Astro-Lebanese religion
- Astro-Lebanese spirituality
- Lebanese astroncy
- Lebanese Astronism
- Lebanese astronomical religion
- Lebanese Cosmism
- Lebanese space religion
- Lebanese Tanwir
History of Astronism in Lebanon
Astronism is not recognised as a religion in Lebanon by the government and in late 2020, the Astronist Institution reported in its Demographics of Astronism report that there were a total of 685 Astronists living in Lebanon, up from 450 the year before.
The religious freedoms for Astronists in Lebanon are considered as fairly stable especially in comparison to other atrocities against religious freedom taking place in neighbouring countries, particularly against religious minorities.
Astronist demographics in Lebanon
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