Freedom of religion in Brunei
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|Freedom of Religion in Brunei|
|Religious presence||Majority belongs to (Sunni) Islam which is state religion of Brunei which constitutes 67% of population. There are other religions in Brunei with large community- Buddhists (13%), Christians (10%), other subscribe to other/various religions such as Hinduism, Indigenous beliefs, Atheists and agnostics (10%) and others|
|Islamic law and constitution||Presence|
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However, in spite of the provision for freedom of religion, the Government is alleged to have imposed many restrictions on non-Sunni and non-Islamic religious practice.
Practitioners of non-Muslim faiths are not allowed to
The Government sponsored a multi-faith delegation to the ASEM Interfaith Dialogue in Cyprus in July 2006.
The country's various religious groups coexisted peacefully. The law discourages Muslims from learning about other faiths. At the same time, Islamic authorities organize a range of activities to explain and propagate Islam, as well as offering financial incentives and housing. The Government also funds construction of
In 2011, Brunei had a population of 422,700, including temporary residents. Of that population, 83% are Muslim, 7% are Buddhist, and less than 4% represent other faiths; the remainder did not state a religious affiliation.
Proselytizing by faiths other than the officially sanctioned branch of Islam is not permitted. There are no missionaries reported working in the country.