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  • Statistics NZ want to hear your views about the content of the next census and invite you to take part in an online discussion forum. It will be open from 30 April to 10 June 2015. Specifically join the forum, and look for the religious affililation question.... https://2018census.loomio.org/d/pwmdML3I/religious-affiliation
    Posted: Monday 4 May 2015
  • May the fourth be with you all.
    May the fourth be with you all. We are a fantastic group now 9395 strong. I wish you all peace and harmony, from NZ, the first to see the sun of a bright new day.
    Posted: Monday 4 May 2015
  • Sorry we will not be printing any more Jedi certificates... We decided it was too hard to manage. Please remember you should look around and inside yourself to feel the force, you don't need a certificate on your wall to prove it.
    Posted: Thursday 21 August 2014
  • May the Fourth Be With You 2013
    This is a very special day in the Jedi Calendar
    Posted: Friday 3 May 2013
  • Our website forum is now closed. There is so much more going on in our Facebook Group forum.
    Posted: Monday 28 May 2012
  • Our website gets 12000 - 20000 unique visitors every month. We now have over 5000 members on our facebook group too.
    Posted: Monday 28 May 2012
  • Our website traffic quadrupled on this very special day. We got 2000 unique visitors for the day instead of the ordinary 500 per day. :-)
    MTFBWY
    Posted: Wednesday 11 May 2011
  • Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the Feb 22nd Earthquake in Christchurch. This is a tragic tremor in the force!
    Posted: Tuesday 22 February 2011
  • The International Jedi Church, based in New Zealand, are terminating
    discussions with the Libertarianz Party due to significant differences
    in opinion.
    Posted: Sunday 13 February 2011
  • We have Jedi Stickers available for New Zealand residents only, promoting Jedi as an answer to the religion question in the 2011 census. UPDATE: ALL GONE NOW!
    Posted: Thursday 23 December 2010
  • fyi everyone, it's only 3 months until the next Nz census. We need to spread the word and remind people the importance of answering Jedi for the religion question.
    Posted: Thursday 23 December 2010
  • In the age group of 15-29 years of age, there are over 20% who answered Jedi in the Census. As a percentage of the total Nelson population was almost 7% and the next top region was Malborough. The Force is strong at the top of the South Island.
    Posted: Thursday 26 February 2009
  • After a long debate with NZ Census over several years, and even after expressing a desire to pay for the information, it has been several months, here it is...
    Posted: Monday 23 February 2009
  • Jediism Now Officially Founded
    On January 12th 2009. The Government of Canada granted Order of the Jedi Inc. The worlds first Federally Incorporated Non-Profit Religious Entity. The Order of the Jedi Inc. will continue to move forward, now applying for recognition within each province, and also help to establish other Orders who have been fighting for so long with a letter of introduction to their governement. A Federally registered Corporation is also recognized globally.
    Posted: Wednesday 11 February 2009
  • Chairperson = Master Zen Yobi
    Secretary = Master Dale Akira
    Treasurer = Master Boo
    All nominated, seconded and accepted, all unupposed.
    Posted: Friday 19 December 2008
  • The results for the High Council Election
    Posted: Wednesday 17 December 2008
  • The Jedi Church are donating to the Special Childrens Christmas Party. May the force be strong with these little padewans
    Posted: Wednesday 29 October 2008
  • Below is an open letter to the NZ census, individual names/contact details have been removed.
    Posted: Wednesday 23 July 2008
  • Last month we had 21772 visitors to our website, and combined they visited over 27000 times. The Jedi Church movement is growing stronger around the world. Remember that the NZ and Ausi Census is only about 1-2 years away. Lets make sure our voice is heard this time.
    Posted: Wednesday 2 July 2008
  • The Jedi Church has had a sudden surge in visitors. Could this bbc news link be the reason?
    Posted: Tuesday 22 April 2008

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Links

BBC Article 2001

Jedi Census Site

Information regarding the international attempts to have the Jedi religion officially recognised in census results, despite the large number of people who answer this question correctly.

Jedi census phenomenon

The Jedi census phenomenon was a grassroots movement in 2001 for citizens in a few English-speaking countries to record their religion as "Jedi" or "Jedi Knight"

Starwars - The Movie

Like all religions, movies are made about important moments in history. Think about all the New Testament movies ever made. George Lucas has done a great job here.

UK 2001 jedi statistics - 0.7% are Jedi in UK

0.7% of England and Wales are members of the Jedi church as per the last UK census. Brighton by far as the most consolidated jedi population, where 1 in 50 people are Jedi's

 

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