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The Common Objects Among Different Religions

Mar 26, 2014

It’s no secret that people of different religions often clash over their differences. But when you look closer, the similarities jump out, especially when it comes to significant objects. 

Objects such as incense are sacred in a variety of religions but for different reasons.
Credit Anne Roberts / Flickr-CC

On Wednesday's Up to Date, our Religion Roundtable takes a look at why objects such as stones, crosses, bread, drums and incense have places of prominence in spiritual observance and how their function differs in each religion.


  • Mahnaz Shabbir, president of Shabbir Advisors
  • Moses Brings Plenty, community outreach liaison at the Kansas City Indian Center
  • Yangsi Rinpoche, president of Maitripa College in Portland, Ore.