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Astronism in Samoa refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Independent State of Samoa. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Samoa, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Samoa oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Samoa is split into eleven political districts and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Apia.
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 Samoa including:
- Astro-Samoan philosophy
- Astro-Samoan religion
- Astro-Samoan spirituality
- Samoan astroncy
- Samoan Astronism
- Samoan astronomical religion
- Samoan Cosmism
- Samoan space religion
History of Astronism in Samoa
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Samoa. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Samoa had a population of 154 Astronists, up from 145 Astronists in 2019
Despite their unrecognised status, Astronists enjoy relative religious liberties in the country and can practice and profess their faith openly and publicly without fear of repression or incident. Therefore, the Astronist Institution has not expressed concerns regarding the religious freedoms for Astronists in this country.
Astronist demographics in Samoa
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