Freedom of religion

In Belgium, you have the right to freedom of religion and belief.

Freedom of religion

There is no state religion or official religion in Belgium. You have the right to freedom of religion. You are also free not to be religious.

Always respect the beliefs or convictions of others, even if they do not believe or do not practice their religion.

The law takes precedence over religion

Whatever religion you choose, the law takes precedence over religion. This means that only the law decides what you can and cannot do, and the reasons why you could be punished in Belgium.

To the church or mosque

In every municipality or town there is also a church where you can go to mass. In most cities in Belgium you can go to a mosque for prayer.

Do you need more information or help?

Ask your social worker where the mosque, church or other places of worship are in your area.