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Astronism in Tunisia refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Tunisia. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Tunisia, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

The Astronist Superiate of Tunisia oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Tunisia is split into twenty-four governorates and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Tunis.

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.

Other terms

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Tunisia including:

  • Astro-Tunisian philosophy
  • Astro-Tunisian religion
  • Astro-Tunisian spirituality
  • Tunisian astroncy
  • Tunisian Astronism
  • Tunisian astronomical religion
  • Tunisian Cosmism
  • Tunisian space religion
  • Tunisian Tanwir

History of Astronism in Tunisia

As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Tunisia. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Tunisia had a population of just 400 Astronists, doubling from 200 Astronists in 2019. 

The unrecognised status of Astronists in the country has caused a detriment to religious freedoms for Astronists there. Astronists are not free to express their beliefs publicly and the vast majority of Astronist religious materials are actively censored by the government. The Astronist Institution has expressed concerns regarding the issue for Astronist religious liberties and such, it labelled the situation as censorious in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report.

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 Tunisia which remains an issue for Astronists there.

Astronist demographics in Tunisia

Year Number of Astronists
2019 200
2020 400

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