Which states in the United States recognize Jediism as an official religion?

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15 Jul 2022 14:42 #369333 by qeczawdxs
I was just wondering which states in the United State recognize Jediism as an official religion. Is it federally recognized? If I wanted to start a local temple, would it be possible to get all rights and privileges as a church of a more popular religion?
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15 Jul 2022 15:03 - 15 Jul 2022 15:04 #369334 by Ashria
Jediism is not a recognized religion in the United States, that being said if you apply for a 501c3 under church status you would be granted all rights that a church receives. I would suggest doing some research for how to start a 501c3 (make sure to incorporate).

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15 Jul 2022 15:55 #369336 by Rex
Neither the US Federal government nor states recognize religions. The 501c3 definition for churches is purposely ambiguous, but you'd be better off first having a congregation before constructing a physical edifice and trying to legally incorporate it.

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15 Jul 2022 15:59 #369337 by Zero
[quote="qeczawdxs" post=369333would it be possible to get all rights and privileges as a church of a more popular religion?[/quote]

What rights and privileges are you talking about? Churches are no different than any other business in the United States.

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15 Jul 2022 16:27 #369338 by Carlos.Martinez3
Pastor Carlos here.

Yes -all 50 and those who choose

As a 501 c.3 -A recognized International Ministry and Public Charity; tax exempt (donations are US income tax deductible) 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2005.

We are Legally recognized

www.templeofthejediorder.org/images/TOTJ...Exemption-Letter.pdf


The Church Site and its Order can give community service hours and have ministries and can even officiate weddings and earn Degrees in Divinity.

The FAQ answers a few of the obvious questions but feel free to thumb through it if you like. My in box is always open. May the Force be with you.

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15 Jul 2022 18:46 #369341 by Zero
I wouldn’t say all 50 pastor Carlos ……but we are federally recognized (by the u.s. government not individual state governments)

I think the answers the op posed can be found here. www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/1...or-religious-liberty

I’m not sure what other rights and privileges you would be referring too.

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15 Jul 2022 19:41 - 15 Jul 2022 19:43 #369342 by Carlos.Martinez3
You MAY be correct- TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING as we speak.

But you are, you do understand what Rex said too- as far as Church, Government and States-edit * In America they dont do that- but they do recognize your tax ID. In that we are all under the same rules and laws and recognition.

This is being funny but here ya go



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19 Nov 2022 15:15 #370801 by Leor Hal
Seing the question s orientation i wanted to ask: Why wanting to make jediism a religion? By experience we have seen that religions are source of divisions isolation and power struggle.
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