- The Charity Commission
- Part of:
- Charity Commission: regulatory decisions by year, Charity Commission: regulatory decisions by topic, Charity Commission: significant decisions, and Charity Commission: registration decisions
- 19 December 2016
- Applies to:
- England and Wales (see publications for Northern Ireland and Scotland)
Decision of the Charity Commission on The Temple of the Jedi Order.
PDF, 154KB, 10 pages
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email email@example.com. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.
Decision of the Commission dated 16 December 2016.
The commission considered an application by the Temple of the Jedi Order for registration as a charity and concluded that the organisation was not established for exclusivity charitable purposes and could not be registered. The commission was not satisfied that Jediism is a religion in charity law.
This is a significant decision because the commission had to consider the definition of religion in charity law.