The constitution and other laws and policies generally protect religious freedom. The constitution provides for freedom of religion, freedom to practice religion, freedom of thought, and freedom from oaths contrary to one’s beliefs. By law the government may make exceptions to these freedoms in the interests of public order and morality as “reasonably required.”
Religious groups seeking non-profit status must register with the attorney general’s office. Any organization denied permission to register has the right to apply for judicial review. By law religious groups must register buildings used exclusively as places of worship with the registrar general, if banns of marriage are published there.
Christian prayer takes place during morning assembly in public schools, although non-Christian students are not required to participate.
The government subsidizes teacher salaries at schools affiliated with the Catholic, Methodist, and Seventh-day Adventist churches.
The government prohibits the use of marijuana, including for religious purposes.