- 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.
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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.