The constitution provides for freedom of religion. Religious groups with memberships equal to or greater than 2 percent of the population are required to register with the government.
Two islands in the southern part of Kiribati continued to uphold a “one church only” policy out of stated deference to the first Protestant missionaries that visited the islands in the 1800s.
The U.S. Ambassador to Fiji is accredited to the government, and officials from the U.S. embassy in Fiji discussed religious freedom with the government and religious groups.