Astronism in El Salvador
Written by Astronist Institution
Edited by Astronism In The World Journal
Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019
Orthographic projection of El Salvador.
Astronism in El Salvador refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Republic of El Salvador, as part of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
Astro-Salvadoran philosophy, or Salvadoran Astronism, refers to the presence of Astronism in the Republic of El Salvador under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism for the Republic of El Salvador, a national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Republic of El Salvador oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. El Salvador is split into fourteen departments and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of San Salvador.
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 El Salvador
Astronism is not currently recognised as a valid religion in El Salvador by the government, however, in the Astronist Institution's 2020 Astronist Freedom report, it designated El Salvador as apathetic. Therefore, the Institution does not consider the religious liberties of Astronists to be a risk despite their unrecognised status in the country. As of November 2019, the number of Astronists in El Salvador was estimated at 1,000 people. This small number has largely been put down to the lack of accurate Spanish translations of Astronist materials for Salvadorans to access in 2019.