The constitution states no law may be passed respecting the establishment of religion or impairing the free exercise of religion. Assistance may be provided to religiously affiliated schools for nonreligious purposes. There were reports of resistance by local government officials in Kosrae State to a Muslim group, which wanted to provide humanitarian assistance. The local leadership reportedly refused to meet with them, threatened to revoke their nonprofit status, and blocked construction permits for their community home.
An Inter-Denominational Council existed to address social problems and promote official cooperation among religious groups.
The U.S. embassy discussed religious freedom with the government and worked with faith-based nongovernmental organizations in its efforts to promote religious tolerance. In addition, the embassy promoted religious tolerance through its public diplomacy efforts.