RELIGION Yes, there's lots of it! In the majority are Protestants of the Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC), inheritors of the London Missionary Society who brought Christianity to the islands in 1821. Almost two thirds of locals belong to the CICC, 15% are Roman Catholics and the rest belong to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Assemblies of God or Baha'i Faith. Locals wear their best clothes for church - women often in white, light dresses and men in shirt and tie. The churches are filled with glorious singing and you'll be amazed at the hospitality shown to visitors.