Design Considerations is a document that we’ve created to help students, scholars, administrators, ministers, and laypeople understand the unique concerns and challenges of designing multifaith spaces. You can download a copy for free here.
In addition to basic resources including Google shopping or Amazon.com, there are a multitude of online specialty stores for products that can facilitate religious observance or spiritual contemplation. The following is a short list of retailers covering some basic items; by listing these stores we are not endorsing them over other sources. If you have purchased religious objects, we’d like to hear about your experience.
A resource for meditation cushions and a variety of Buddhist mediation supplies.
Another resource for meditation cushions, statues, and a variety of Buddhist mediation supplies.
Sells both Buddha statues in a variety of styles and statues of many Hindu deities.
Offers a variety of supplies for Buddhist meditation and ceremonies, including incense, cushions, singing bowls and inspirational paintings.
Offers a variety of supplies for Catholic observance and ceremonies, including church supplies, vestments, candles, furniture, and gifts.
Offers a variety of supplies for Catholic observance and ceremonies, including religious articles, books, music, apparel, and furnishings.
Offers a variety of Catholic objects, including church supplies, vestments, candles, furniture, and gifts.
Official source for reproductions of Rockwell’s illustration “Golden Rule” (1961), which was the inspiration for a mosaic at the United Nations and embodies the spirit of respect and mutual understanding essential to a multi-faith space.