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Astronism in Yemen refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Yemen. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Yemen, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Yemen oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Yemen is split into twenty-two governorates and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Sana’a.
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 Yemen including:
- Astro-Yemeni philosophy
- Astro-Yemeni religion
- Yemeni astroncy*Yemeni Astronism
- Yemeni astronomical religion
- Yemeni Cosmism
*Yemeni space religion*Yemeni Tanwir
History of Astronism in Yemen
Astronism is not recognised as a religion in Yemen as of December 2020 and significant concerns have been raised regarding the religious liberties of Astronists in the country, thus the Astronist Institution has labelled the situation in Yemen as terminal, the lowest possible ranking of religious freedom.
In December 2020, only 90 Yemenis were recorded as Astronists which forms an almost non-existent proportion of the country's total population, but is a rise of 40 converts from figures of Astronists reported in 2019. A combination of issues for the lack of dissemination of Astronism in Yemen are to blame, namely the high amounts of persecution of religious minorities as well as the lack of accurately translated Astronist materials into Arabic as of the end of 2020.
Astronist demographics in Yemen
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