Pamela Taylor, an On Faith panelist, has been an active member of the American Muslim community for 25 years. She is co-founder and member of the Advisory Board of Muslims for Progressive Values. She has served as Director and Publications officer of the Islamic Writers Alliance, and has worked for The Islamic Media Foundation and the Islamic Society of North America. She is a strong supporter of gender equality in the Muslim world, and as a proponent of the woman-led prayer movement has served as imam on various occasions. With a Masters of Theology from Harvard Divinity School, she has written extensively on Islam, in academic works and the mainstream media as well as the Muslim media. She has lectured at universities and conferences across North America and abroad, including South Africa and Malaysia.