The Sri Lankan parliament is getting ready to debate a proposal to amend the Constitution to make Buddhism the state religion. Currently, the Constitution gives Buddhism the foremost place as a religion; however, it is not classified as the Ì¢‰âÒstate religion.Ì¢‰âÂå If passed, this proposal would make Buddhism the official religion, make conversion of Buddhists to other religions prohibited and require Buddhists to raise their children as Buddhists. Although the proposal states that Ì¢‰âÒother forms of religions and worship may be practiced in peace and harmony with Buddha Sasana,Ì¢‰âÂå many Christians fear that religious freedom could be undermined and that anti-conversion legislation would become more common. (Christian Solidarity Worldwide)