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Astronism in the United Arab Emirates refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the United Arab Emirates, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of the United Arab Emirates oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The United Arab Emirates is split into seven emirates and is set to hold two Grand Observatory in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, and in the city of Dubai.
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 the United Arab Emirates including:
- Astro-Emirati philosophy
- Astro-Emirati religion
- Astro-Emirati spirituality
- Emirati astroncy
- Emirati Astronism
- Emirati astronomical religion
- Emirati Cosmism
- Emirati space religion
- Emirati Tanwir
History of Astronism in the United Arab Emirates
Astronism is not currently recognised as a religion in the United Arab Emirates and the Astronist Institution, in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report, designated the situation of Astronist religious liberties in the country as censorious.
Few Astronist materials had been accurately translated into Arabic by late 2020. Despite these issues, 713 Astronists were reported to be living in the UAE as of December 2020, up from 430 Emirati Astronists recorded in 2019.
Astronist demographics in the United Arab Emirates
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