Interfaith Religious Supplies

February 20, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On February 20, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "as Atlanta's interfaith movement builds, stores that specialize in religious supplies become attractions not just to those of a particular faith, but also to shoppers --- and the curious --- of other backgrounds. Classes at the Tibetan Buddhist center in north DeKalb County attract significant numbers of non-Buddhists, and visitors show up regularly for services at a Hindu temple, members of each say... 'When non-Jewish people come into our store, I do my best to make them feel comfortable,' said sales associate Esther Taratoot of Chosen Treasures, a Jewish store in Sandy Springs... That's also the goal of Nikki Abdul-Mateen, manager of Bookland of New Afrika World, located in the lobby of a mosque, the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam."