The constitution and other laws and policies generally protect religious freedom. Although the Small Charges Act mentions blasphemous language, this law is not enforced for blasphemy.
The government is secular; however, the government maintains a close relationship with the Antigua Christian Council. The prime minister is responsible for the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, whose role is to coordinate greater interaction among churches, other religious organizations, and the government. The ministry is also charged with facilitating the entry of religious workers into the country.
The constitution prohibits members of the clergy from running for elected office.
Religious groups are required to incorporate in order to own property. They must register with the government to receive tax and duty-free concessions, especially for building and renovation.
Public schools are secular; religious education is not part of the curriculum.
The law prohibits the use of marijuana, including for religious purposes.