Battle for Liberia's Soul: Why Moves to Declare It a 'Christian Nation' Could Spell Disaster (Christian Today)

This is a fear echoed by London-based Liberian academic, activist and author Dr Robtel Neajai Pailey, who told Christian Today: "I fear for this outcome because it will undoubtedly sow the seeds of division in a country that is already very fractured."

Pailey added: "Besides, we need to focus on more important priorities, like improving the lives of the 64 per cent of Liberians who live in abject poverty. After all, poverty knows no religion. Given that political stalwarts such as Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Governance Commission Chairman Dr. Amos Sawyer have publicly rejected the proposition to declare Liberia a Christian state, I can only hope that grassroots public education campaigns will avert a possible 'yes' vote."