Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Joy Ladin, Author of The Soul of a Stranger

Dr. Joy Ladin is a nationally recognized speaker on gender and Jewish identity. A highly respected poet, author and blogger, as the David and Ruth Gottesman Chair in English at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University, she is the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution. Her book The Soul of a Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective helps readers see some of the best-known Torah stories through the lens of the transgender experience, transforming understandings of the Torah’s portrayals of God, humanity and the relationships between them.


The LGBTQ+ Movement in Israel

Featuring Quentin Hill with A Wider Bridge


What can Indiana’s faith communities teach the world about LGBTQ rights?

In mid-December, a group of international leaders from eight countries will visit the US to learn about human and civil rights for marginalized communities. They'll visit CIC to discuss " Interfaith Efforts to Address Complex Social Issues." Most of the visitors focus on LGBTQ rights. What can Indiana teach them?


Know before you go — Understanding Cultural Differences: LGBTQ+ Community.

May 15 th — Our friends at the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) list some of these issues:


Gender and Religion: Picking up the Pieces

It's part of the increasing amount of religious programming offered by Indy Pride this year.