Two so-called Jedi Warriors, Umada and Yunyun, aka John Wilkinson and Charlotte Law, have petitioned the UN to acknowledge the religion and its 390,000 followers. Today’s UN International Day of Tolerance is all about discouraging intolerance and promoting integration. So it seemed the right day for Umada and Yunyun to make their point. Dressed in full Jedi regalia, they organised a protest march in Whitehall today carrying placards that read ‘Tolerance for Jedis'.
After all, Buddhism is considered a religion, or a faith or creed at least, and that has no God – just a set of principles to live by. The Jedi say that it’s no different for them. And there are more Jedi than Rastafarians.
Watch this space. And fingers cross you must, Jedi.