Bowier, a Christian prelate, noted that religious groups like Muslims and Christians have been living together for over a century without religious conflict, and cautioned against declaring Liberia a Christian state through referendum.
The former information minister sounded the warning Sunday at a program marking the official launch of the Federation of Fula University Students of Liberia held in the auditorium of the University of Liberia on Capitol Hill.
He noted that before the coming of Christianity, traditional and Islamic religions were in existence in Liberia, noting that these religions welcomed Christianity from the freed slaves who arrived on Providence Island in 1822.
He stressed that those seeking to Christianize Liberia do not have any good intention for the country which, he noted, has been through 14 years of civil conflict, adding that they want to undermine the peace and security of the state.
Minister Bowier advised that Liberia be maintained as a secular state, rather than seeking legislation to declare it a Christian state, noting: "whether you are a Christian or Muslim, Liberia should be first in all we do."