The Rehnberg Window
The Rehnberg Memorial Window was created by Rockford, Illinois, artist, Frank Houtkamp, in 1974, on commission from the family of Axel Fritiof Rehnberg (1883-1966), an inventor and co-founder of Rehnberg-Jacobsen Manufacturing.
The symbols in the Rehnberg Window are, beginning with the top and proceeding counter-clockwise:
The Celtic Cross Christianity
The Eight-Spoked Wheel Buddhism
The Yin and Yang Taoism
The Star of David Judaism
The Sign of Ohm Hinduism
The Star and Crescent Islam
The interlocking of the six circular representations of the six major religions of the world indicated that they all share in the same quest for meaning.
The central symbol of the Flaming Chalice represents Unitarian Universalism’s willingness to accept whatever insight each of the major traditions may offer – as well as a determination to explore all new claims to truth and understanding.
Commenting on his design,