Multi-faith Spaces

Design Resources

Ronald K. and Kati C. Machtley Interfaith Center at Bryant University

Design Considerations

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.


Product Resources

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.

Samadhi Cushions

A resource for meditation cushions and a variety of Buddhist mediation supplies.

Dharma Crafts

Another resource for meditation cushions, statues, and a variety of Buddhist mediation supplies.

Lotus Sculpture

Sells both Buddha statues in a variety of styles and statues of many Hindu deities.

Garuda Shop

Offers a variety of supplies for Buddhist meditation and ceremonies, including incense, cushions, singing bowls and inspirational paintings.

Religious Supply Center

Offers a variety of supplies for Catholic observance and ceremonies, including church supplies, vestments, candles, furniture, and gifts.

Catholic Supply of St. Louis

Offers a variety of supplies for Catholic observance and ceremonies, including religious articles, books, music, apparel, and furnishings.

Aquinas & More Catholic Goods

Offers a variety of Catholic objects, including church supplies, vestments, candles, furniture, and gifts.

The Norman Rockwell Museum Store

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.