The constitution provides for state secularism and freedom of religious thought, expression, and practice. All religious groups must register with the government.
Religious leaders promoted interfaith dialogue quarterly through the National Framework for Interfaith Dialogue.
During a May visit, the Department of State Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs met with a number of senior government representatives to discuss religious freedom and tolerance. He met separately with a variety of religious leaders and members of civil society. The embassy met with prominent members from Muslim, Christian, and Voodoo communities to discuss the promotion of peaceful religious coexistence and to combat religious intolerance between Muslim and Christian communities. The embassy held monthly discussions with the heads of six religious radio stations and offered grants to develop programs focused on promoting religious tolerance in local communities.