LATEST UPDATE ON THE FREEDOM OF RELIGION INITIATIVE
Interview with Martha Hartney, Managing Attorney for CEC, and Joe Tafur MD, CEC Board Member and Ayahuasquero. Stuart Preston interviews Martha and Joe to learn more about their church's initiative and crowdfund as their spiritual community seeks to understand what happened when Customs and Border Patrol seized their sacramental Ayahuasca last year, and to learn more about other shipments of Ayahuasca that were seized in 2020, and how in dealing with the authorities, the Church of Eagle and the Condor can navigate a path toward protecting their religious right to utilize Ayahuasca in sacred ceremony.
Articles on Religious Freedom
Attorney & Drug Reform Advocate Martha J. Hartney
An exploration of the following:
- The potential for psychedelics to ease end-of-life anxiety or depression
- Martha’s work with the Church of the Eagle and the Condor and how the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 applies to modern religious groups who use psychedelics
- Why the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision on Tanzin v. Tanzir may be a boon for psychedelic religions
Fighting for the Legal Use of Ayahuasca as a Religious sacrament
Martha Hartney is an attorney in Boulder, Colorado, who has been working with the Church of the Eagle and the Condor to fight for the legal use of ayahuasca as a sacrament for religious groups practicing within the United States.
Videos on Religious Freedom
Episode 2021-008: Interview with Martha Hartney, Esq., Part 1 of 2
Martha Hartney, Esq. Part 1 of 2 Church of the Eagle and the Condor and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Episode 2021-008: Interview with Martha Hartney, Esq., Part 2 of 2
Martha Hartney, Esq. Part 2 of 2 Church of the Eagle and the Condor and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act