The constitution states no law may be passed respecting the establishment of a state religion or impairing the free exercise of religion. Government assistance may be provided to religiously affiliated schools for nonreligious purposes. The Ahmadi Muslim community in Kosrae State continued to face incidents of discrimination in receiving public services, such as water delivery.
The Inter-Denominational Council existed to address social problems and promote official cooperation among most Christian groups; other groups, including members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and Jehovah’s Witnesses, reported the council’s charter was not inclusive. Ahmadi Muslims reported incidents of vandalism to their religious centers and homes.
The U.S. embassy discussed religious freedom and tolerance with national and state governments and worked with faith-based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in its efforts to promote religious tolerance. In addition, the embassy promoted religious tolerance through social media and its civil society outreach programs.