We view religious freedom as an essential feature of a healthy and vibrant democracy
The promotion of religious freedom is therefore part of the necessary efforts to improve and deepen quality of democracy. Some African societies have made progress in this area in recent years, but challenges remain, particularly related to the enforcement of religious freedom in some areas.
We adhere to the principle of separation between Religion and State, but we also believe that religious persons and organizations are entitled to participate actively in public debate without any restriction, just like any other civil society organization, as long as they do not seek to impose their views on the rest of society. State institutions must not be subordinated to religious institutions.