The constitution and other laws and policies generally protect religious freedom.
The government recognizes the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Seventh-day Adventist churches, mosques, and the Bahai local spiritual assembly by individual acts of incorporation. Other churches that are not corporate bodies are registered as associations with the Registrar of Associations. In order to receive tax privileges, religious bodies must also register with the Finance Ministry. As the regulating body for both religious and secular associations, the Registrar of Associations recognizes 54 religious associations. A minimum of seven members is required in order to register an association and the process is straightforward.
A 2006 amendment to the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act prohibits political parties and religious groups from obtaining radio licenses. The government provides broadcast time to religious groups on the national radio broadcasting service. The Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation reviews and approves the editorial content of prerecorded messages and prohibits live broadcasts of all religious programming, with the exception of selected services on alternate Sundays.
State schools operate on land leased by the Catholic Church and Catholic instruction is part of the curriculum. Students that do not adhere to the religion reportedly are relegated to the back of the classroom during religious instruction and are not offered any alternative activities during that time.