On Wednesday night, December 21, producer/host Phil Le Vasseur of “Art of Peace” speaks with Thomas Mates, author of A Judeo-Islamic Nation: The Evolution of America’s Political Theology. Mates discusses the place of religion in public life and challenges the religious identity of extremists, such as the Ku Klux Klan and Muslim terrorists. In A Judeo-Islamic Nation, Thomas Mates creates a fascinating discussion of a religion’s national politics.

Thomas E. Mates Ph.D. is a Materials scientist at UCSB and has been studying history and public applications of religion. Several of his articles have appeared in The Humanist and Free Inquiry magazines.

“Art of Peace” broadcasts every Wednesday evening from 6-7pm, and focuses on social responsibility, community activism, and personal relationships as they relate to mindfulness and peace consciousness.

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