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Not to be confused with Astronism in the Republic of the Congo.
Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of the Democratic Republic of the Congo oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is split into twenty-six provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Kinshasa.
As of 2020, the population of Astronists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is recorded at 15,558.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo including:
- Astro-Congolese philosophy
- Astro-Congolese religion
- Astro-Congolese spirituality
- Congolese astroncy
- Congolese Astronism
- Congolese astronomical religion
- Congolese Cosmism
- Congolese space religion
- Kinshasa Astronism
History of Astronism in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Astronism is not recognised as a religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as of December 2020. Despite this, the Astronist Institution has few concerns regarding the religious freedoms of Astronists in the DRC due to their positive track record on the issue of religious liberty.
Data sources from within The Institution have concluded estimates of the number of Astronists in the DRC as at around 15,000 people. An important issue for Astronists in French-speaking countries is the lack of accurately translated Astronist content as of 2020. Work within Astronism.org is taking place with the aim of increasing the levels of accurate translations of Astronist content into French and other languages.
Astronist demographics in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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