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Astronism in Laos refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Laos, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Laos oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Laos is split into seventeen provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Vientiane.
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 Laos including:
- Astro-Laotian philosophy
- Astro-Laotian religion
- Astro-Laotian spirituality
- Laotian astroncy
- Laotian Astronism
- Laotian astronomical religion
- Laotian Cosmism
- Laotian space religion
History of Astronism in Laos
Astronism is not recognised as a valid religious group by the Laotian government and the Astronist Institution has expressed considerable concerns over the religious liberties afforded to Astronists in the country. In its 2020 Astronist Freedom report, the Astronist Institution designated Laos as censorious in relation to Astronism and the religious freedom of Astronists.
589 Astronists are claimed to be living in Laos as of December 2020 despite levels of censorship, especially of religious materials, in the country. No Astronist content has currently be officially and accurately translated into the Laotian language as of late 2020.
Astronist demographics in Laos
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