One of the world's longest-lived religious rites, the hajj to Mecca, is even older than Islam. It has been described as a universal journey for transcendence and peace, but will that change this year given the fear surrounding H1N1? What does it mean to 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide?
- Michael Wolfe, co-founder and Executive Producer of Unity Productions Foundation, writer and host of 1997 Hajj program for ABC Nightline, author of The Hadj: An American's Pilgrimage to Mecca (1993) and One Thousand Roads to Mecca: Ten Centuries of Travelers Writing about the Muslim Pilgrimage (1997)
- Qanta Ahmed, physician, author of In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom