Scholars, scientists and faith leaders around the world are working to reduce tensions between religion and science.
Noah Efron is the program chairman for the graduate program in science, technology and society at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
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Bilge Selcuk is an associate professor of psychology at Koc University in Turkey. She co-authored a 2015 study showing that religious children are less altruistic than other children.
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Ephrat Levy-Lahad teaches medical genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and directs the Medical Genetics Institute at Shaare Zedek Medical Center. She took part in the International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December 2015.
Nidhal Guessoum is an astrophysicist at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and the author of Islam’s Quantum Question: Reconciling Muslim Tradition and Modern Science. As part of a panel discussion on the implications of finding other worlds at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science […]
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.
Zakaria Odeh is the director of the Civic Coalition for Palestinian Rights in Jerusalem, an NGO dedicated to Palestinian human rights. He has warned that the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem will endanger future peace negotiations.