Astronism in the Gambia
by Astronist Institution
Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019
Orthographic projection of the Gambia.
Astronism in the Gambia refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Republic of the Gambia, as part of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
Astro-Gambian philosophy, also known as Gambian Astronism refers to the presence of Astronism in the Republic of the Gambia under management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism for the Republic of the Gambia, a national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Islamic Republic of the Gambia oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction.
The Gambia is split into eight local government areas and holds one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Banjul, which is one of only two observatories in the country. 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 the Gambia
Astronism is not recognised as a religion in the Gambia as of November 2019 and the situation of Astronist religious freedom in the country has been designated as censorious according to the 2020 Astronist Freedom report. Astronists in the Gambia number 140 people and due to many Gambians being able to speak English, Gambians are free to access the full array of Astronist content.