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Astronism in Portugal refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Portuguese Republic. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Portugal, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Portugal oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Portugal is split into eighteen districts and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Lisbon.
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 Portugal including:
- Astro-Portuguese philosophy
- Astro-Portuguese religion
- Astro-Portuguese spirituality
- Portuguese astroncy
- Portuguese Astronism
- Portuguese astronomical religion
- Portuguese Cosmism
- Portuguese space religion
History of Astronism in Portugal
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Portugal. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Portugal had a population of 61,900 Astronists, up from 60,600 Astronists living in Portugal 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.
A significant barrier to the further spread of Astronism in the country is the lack of accurate translations of Astronist materials in the dominant language of the nation. As of late 2020, the Omnidoxy had not been translated into Portuguese which remains an issue for Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in Portugal
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