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Orthographic projection of the Kingdom of Morocco.

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Astronism in Morocco refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Kingdom of Morocco. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Morocco, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution. Due to the ongoing dispute over the Western Sahara region, debate persists on over whether to establish a distinct Astronist superiate for the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. Currently, the Astronist Superiate of Morocco holds jurisdiction over Western Sahara regarding Institutional affairs.

The Astronist Superiate of Morocco oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Morocco is split into twelve regions and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Rabat.

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.

Other terms

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Morocco including:

  • Astro-Moroccan philosophy
  • Astro-Moroccan religion
  • Astro-Moroccan spirituality
  • Moroccan astroncy
  • Moroccan Astronism
  • Moroccan astronomical religion
  • Moroccan Cosmism
  • Moroccan space religion
  • Moroccan Tanwir

History of Astronism in Morocco

As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Morocco. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Morocco had a population of 3,991 Astronists, up from 3,600 Astronists in 2019. 

The unrecognised status of Astronists in the country has caused a detriment to religious freedoms for Astronists there. Astronists are not free to express their beliefs publicly and the vast majority of Astronist religious materials are actively censored by the government. The Astronist Institution has expressed concerns regarding the issue for Astronist religious liberties and such, it labelled the situation as censorious in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report.

A significant barrier to the further spread of Astronism in the country is the lack of accurate translations of Astronist materials in the dominant language of the nation. As of late 2020, the Omnidoxy had not been translated into the most widely spoken language of Morocco which remains an issue for Astronists there.

Astronist demographics in Morocco

Year Number of Astronists
2019 3,600
2020 3,991

Astronism in Western Sahara

Main article: Astronism in Western Sahara

Map depicting the location of the Western Saharan region.

As of November 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Western Sahara had a population of only 35 Astronists, up from 30 Astronists in 2019. 

The unrecognised status of Astronists in the country has caused a detriment to religious freedoms for Astronists there. Astronists are not free to express their beliefs publicly and the vast majority of Astronist religious materials are actively censored by the government. The Astronist Institution has expressed concerns regarding the issue for Astronist religious liberties and such, it labelled the situation as censorious in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report.

Other terms

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Western Sahara including:

  • Astro-Sahrawi philosophy
  • Astro-Sahrawi religion
  • Astro-Sahrawi spirituality
  • Sahrawi astroncy
  • Sahrawi Astronism
  • Sahrawi astronomical religion
  • Sahrawi Cosmism
  • Sahrawi space religion
  • Sahrawi Tanwir

Astronist demographics in Western Sahara

Year Number of Astronists
2019 30
2020 35

See also

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