- Benjamin Hubbard, chair emeritus of comparative religion at California State University, Fullerton.
- Debra Mason, executive director of the Religion Newswriters Association and director of the Center for Religion, the Professions and the Public at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
- Munir Shaikh, executive director of the California-based Institute on Religion and Civic Values.
Should you choose to cover this as an extra-credit assignment, please write a 500-word blog post in which you quote at least three people. Since there are three panelists, that ought to be easy. To be counted for extra credit, you must post by the end of the week.