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Shows featuring Reverend Billy

  • Reverend Billy Faces Year in Prison for Protesting JPMorgan Chase’s Financing of Fossil Fuels Bill
    For more than a decade, Reverend Billy, along with his Church of Stop Shopping, has preached fiery sermons against recreational consumerism — and more recently, against climate disaster. You can often find them greeting the crush of shoppers at Macy’s in New York City on Black Friday. That may not be the case this...
    November 26, 2013 | Story
  • "End of the World": Apocalypse or Shopocalypse? Reverend Billy on Consumerism and Climate Change Billy_2
    Today is 12-21-12: Doomsday, the end of the world. That is, according to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar. Others say it’s the beginning of a new era. However, one doesn’t need to look at the Mayan calendar, the words of Nostradamus, the prophetic dreams of Daniel or the revelation made to John to see...
    December 21, 2012 | Story
  • “What Would Jesus Buy?”: As Holiday Buying Frenzy Begins, New Film Tracks Anti-Consumerism Gospel of Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Wwjb-posterweb
    The holiday shopping season kicks off this week with Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. The new documentary What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping gospel choir on a cross-country tour, preaching their message in such destinations as the Mall of America, Wal-Mart headquarters, Starbucks and Disneyland. We speak to Rev. Billy and the film’s...
    November 21, 2007 | Story
  • Reverend Billy Invites You to Super Rallies This Weekend
    Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping stops into the firehouse studio to invite listeners and viewers to attend and celebrate at super rallies this weekend in Portland, Maine, and New Haven, Connecticut. [includes rush transcript]
    June 27, 2002 | Story
  • Food Stamps Cuts
    The Congressional attacks on welfare and immigration these past
    few years are beginning to see some results. Some of the first cutbacks will
    be felt with the food stamp program. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that in an average month one million poor unemployed individuals who are willing to work could be denied food stamps. Over 40 percent of those subject to the cutoff are women;...
    March 06, 1997 | Story