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Astronism in Egypt

Egyptian Astronism

Written by Astronist Institution

Edited by Astronism In The World Journal

Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019

Orthographic projection of Egypt.

Astronism in Egypt refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Arab Republic of Egypt, as part of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

Astro-Egyptian philosophy, or Egyptian Astronism, and also known as Egyptian Tanwir as part of the larger Tanwir’ism denomination, refers to the presence of Astronism in the Arab Republic of Egypt. This country is under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism for the Arab Republic of Egypt, a national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. 


The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Arab Republic of Egypt oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Egypt is split into twenty-seven governorates and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Cairo. This national branch of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism 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. 

History of Astronism in Egypt

Astronism is not currently recognised by the Egyptian government as a valid religious group in the country. As a result of major concerns regarding the religious liberties for Astronists in the country, the Astronist Institution has designated the situation as terminal in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report. As of November 2019, the number of Astronists in Egypt was estimated at 7,000, mainly concentrated in the Egyptian capital of Cairo as well as in Alexandria. 


The lack of sufficient and accurate translations of Astronist content into Arabic has been a significant barrier for the number of Astronists to grow in Egypt and in the wider Arab world. Concerns for Astronist freedom in the republic remain at terminal level and the Astronist Institution has recently urged the Egyptian government to allow for Astronists to be recognised as a religious minority as a step towards the reduction in persecutions of Astronists.

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• Astronism by country

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