The constitution provides for religious freedom, including the freedom to change religions, proselytize, and establish religious schools. This freedom can be made subject to laws “reasonably required” to achieve certain listed public goals.
Members of society were tolerant of different religious beliefs and activities, although there were reports of violence within religious groups.
The U.S. government, through the embassy in Papua New Guinea and its consular agency office in country, discussed religious freedom with the government. Representatives from the embassy met with religious leaders during the year.