Astronism in Iran
Written by Astronist Institution
Edited by Astronism In The World Journal
Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019
Orthographic projection of Iran.
Astronism in Iran refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Islamic Republic of Iran, as part of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
Astro-Iranian philosophy, also known as Astro-Persian philosophy, Iranian Astronism, or Persian Astronism, refers to the presence of Astronism in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This country is under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism for the Islamic Republic of Iran, a national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Islamic Republic of Iran oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Iran is split into thirty-one provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Tehran.
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 Iran
The current state of Astronist religious freedom in Iran is dismal with Astronists holding absolutely no freedom to firstly be Astronists or to profess their faith in Astronism in any way. The 2,340 Astronists reportedly living in Iran according to 2019 demographic figures retrieved by the Astronist Institution have been designated as living in a terminal situation by the 2020 Astronist Freedom report.
Astronist content has not currently been translated into Farsi, the most widely spoken language in Iran. This and the fact that the Iranian government censors the majority of non-Islamic religious media means that Astronists struggle to access content about Astronism that can comprehensibly read and understand.