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Astronism in Sudan refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of the Sudan. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Sudan, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Sudan oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Sudan is split into eighteen states and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Khartoum.
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 Sudan including:
- Astro-Sudanese philosophy
- Astro-Sudanese religion
- Astro-Sudanese spirituality
- Sudanese astroncy
- Sudanese Astronism
- Sudanese astronomical religion
- Sudanese Cosmism
- Sudanese space religion
- Sudanese Tanwir
History of Astronism in Sudan
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Sudan. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2019 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Sudan had a population of 2,000 Astronists, a dramatic rise from the 150 Astronists reported in 2019. With the liberalisation of Sudan's religious freedom policy, Astronists are much freer to disclose their Astronist identities which makes it easier to record the number of Astronists living in Sudan.
In its 2020 Astronist Freedom report, the Astronist Institution designated the religious liberties for Astronists in the country as terminal. This is the lowest possible ranking for a country’s religious freedoms that can be given by the Astronist Institution. Astronists are severely undermined and persecuted here and the Astronist Institution has expressed significant concerns regarding the violations of human rights both for Astronists and all religious minorities.
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 Arabic, the most widely spoken language of Sudan which remains an issue for Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in Sudan
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