Rev. Billy & Savitri to Survey NYC Prisons; Change Church Name

2 02 2009


Reverend Billy Starbucks Protest

Reverend Billy Starbucks Protest

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Reverend Billy and Savitri D. have changed the name of the church fomerly know as “Stop Shopping,” to the Church of Life After Shopping, they announced on their blog recently. 


We feel like America did stop shopping, and now we want to start our shopping over – locally, organically, Fair Trade and Sweatfree. So the retail bubble burst, and now its "Life After..

Reverend Billy

Also, in conjunction with a previous announcement on the Hour of Power that they would tour NYC’s prisons to pray and bring awareness, they have said that they will commence this campaign before their first performance of the new year at the Highline Ballroom on March 8th. Tickets to the event are available here.


The for-profit prisons have a motive for keeping people inside, and the scandal of how people are treated there is ongoing.

Reverend Billy

This comes on the heels of the news that Billy, maybe symbolically, is running for mayor of NYC. The couple endorses eco-candidate and animals rights advocate Tony Avella for the 2009 race.

Not long ago, in October of last year, Billy himself was featured exiting City Hall on the infamous Court House Confessions blog which interviews attendees leaving court.


I was accused of a violation, disorderly conduct. We were trying to interrupt rich people from having a dinner in Union Square. Yes the same rich people that are trying to turn Union Square into their own restaurant. Amen.

Rev. Billy on the Courthouse Confessions Blog

Read about that arrest featured previously on Now Public. The protest was in relationship to Rev. & Savitir’s Union Square Campaign

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13 02 2009
“Reclaim Romance” for Activists « Keep Left NYC: Progressive News From the Big Apple

[…] in celebration around Valentines Day with Reverend Billy & The Church of Life After Shopping (newly renamed) gathering and inviting you to their beloved Union Square Park to celebrate our love for […]

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