Posts Tagged ‘Samoa Constitution’

If Samoa is a Christian State can you work on Sunday?

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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A woman in Samoa has accused the government of being hypocritical because it is allowing construction work to be done on Sundays even though the constitution now says Samoa is a Christian State. “As a Christian country, our day of worship is on Sunday,” Tuilaepa Soiamoa Grey told the Samoa Observer. “I have nothing against Read more

Samoa’s proposed Constitutional amendment threatens religious freedom

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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A Samoan governance expert says there is a danger a bill to make Samoa a Christian state could undermine freedom of religion in the country. The bill, which had its second reading last week, was widely supported by Parliament. The 2016 Explanatory Memorandum attached to Constitutional Amendment Bill (No. 2) says the government wants to Read more

Samoa a Christian country – PM calls for constitution review

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Samoa’s ruling party is considering constitutional amendments so Christian principles, values, culture and traditions are legally recognised. This after the office of the prime minster has been advised that Islamic extremists could cause future instability. Muslims accounted for 0.03 percent of the population at the 2001 census. At present there is a┬ásmall muslim population in Read more