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Astronism in Sierra Leone refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Sierra Leone. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Sierra Leone, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Sierra Leone oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Sierra Leone is split into twelve districts and two areas, and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Freetown.
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 Sierra Leone including:
- Astro-Sierra Leonean philosophy
- Astro-Sierra Leonean religion
- Astro-Sierra Leonean spirituality
- Sierra Leonean astroncy
- Sierra Leonean Astronism
- Sierra Leonean astronomical religion
- Sierra Leonean Cosmism
- Sierra Leonean space religion
History of Astronism in Sierra Leone
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Sierra Leone. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Sierra Leone had a population of 500 Astronists, up from just 160 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 Sierra Leone
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