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David Weintraub

David Weintraub is a professor of astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. and the author of Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It? (2014).

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Benjamin Blech

Benjamin Blech is a rabbi and a professor of Talmud at Yeshiva University in New York, N.Y. He has written about what the discovery of intelligent alien life would mean to Judaism.

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James Kurzynski

James Kurzynski is a Catholic priest in the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisc. and a hobby astronomer. He writes frequently for The Vatican Observatory blog.

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Guy Consolmagno

Br. Guy Consolmagno is a Catholic priest and director of the the Vatican Observatory and president of its foundation. He is a frequent commentator on religion and science and is the author of the pamphlet “Intelligent Life in the Universe: Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial life.” The observatory is located in Tucson, Ariz.

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Thomas O’Meara

Thomas O’Meara is a Catholic priest and professor emeritus at Notre Dame University and author of Vast Universe: Extra-Terrestrials and Christian Revelation (2012).

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Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Robert Lawrence Kuhn is an investment banker, public intellectual and the creator of “Closer to Truth,” a PBS television show, website and series of videos and podcasts that examine the “big questions” of existence. Contact via his Facebook page.

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Gary Bates

Gary Bates is an evangelical Christian and young earth creationist associated with Creation Ministries International in Atlanta, Ga. He speaks frequently about UFOs and Christianity.

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Lesley Sachs

Lesley Sachs is the director of Women of the Wall, an international consortium of Jewish women who want women to be able to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall. She lives in Jaffa, Israel.

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Faiyez Jaffer

Faiyez Jaffer is an affiliate chaplain at the Center of Global Spiritual Life at New York University in New York City. He is an American-born Muslim and wrote about the travel ban’s consequences for Shiite Muslims.

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