join us for a thanksgiving picnic on monsanto’s front lawn!

posted November 24, 2014

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Join Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir on Thanksgiving Day in St. Louis, Missouri for a communal dinner on Monsanto’s front lawn. It should be a great time!

The group will meet at 1 pm at Stacy Park and then hike up to Monsanto World Headquarters. Find out more HERE.


posted May 5, 2014

The latest from Rev. Billy!


We’re swarming at Times Square and Harvard University and Monsanto – a corporation that drenches the land with bee-killing pesticides and GMO crops.  We returned last night from Cambridge, where we confronted designers of the Robobee, the robot slated to replace the Honey Bee as the real bee slides into extinction.Watch the new video of our Robobee exorcism at Harvard.

ROBOEE VS. REVEREND BILLY.   The Robobee lab in Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) is exorcised by New York’s Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, who are dressed up as queen bees and sing a song in honor of the threatened Honey Bee.  The Robobee would replace the Honey Bee with the capacity for artificial pollination.  It is likely that the drone-makers (DARPA) at the Pentagon are also looking to use the science developed in this lab.  (The lead scientist at the Micro-Robotics Lab is a DARPA fellow.)  The Stop Shopping Choir left at the display case full of Robobee prototypes, fruits and vegetables that are pollinated by the Honey Bee.

Sunday, May 4th, we open The HoneyBeeLujah Show at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City.   Our “Fabulous Saint” this first Sunday is beekeeper Joseph McElroy, an urban farmer from the Bronx.

Directed by Savitri D., with Music Director Nehemiah Luckett, the performances will feature the 40-member Stop Shopping Choir, fronted by yours truly, and accompanied by the five-piece Not Buying It Band.  We have eight consecutive shows on Sundays at 2pm – with activist events during the week.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at or 212.967.7555.  Discounts are available, too, if you contact us

Will you join us?  Will you shout out to your friends and family in New York?  Spread the good word on your electronic networks on the web.  Here is the Facebook link to The HoneyBeeLujah! Show.  We’d also be honored if you followed and retweeted us @RevBillyTalen.




reverend billy in san francisco

posted March 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 – 6:00PM – 8:00PM
1) First, a fulminating Apocalypse by the Pastor of the Church of Stop Shopping
2) …followed by an ever so incisive Q & A period led by Savitri D
3) …and general partying between the boats and at the renowned bar

Please reserve your place today by emailing

We only have a capacity of 85.  The plate will be passed or you can make a tax-deductible contribution today to reserve your spot. 

Your donation benefits the work of Reverend Billy and Savitri D’s non-profit organization.

Rev Billy and Savitri D are visiting from New York, after staging invasions of big banks by extinct amphibians, namely the climate change-killed Golden Toad. Stop Shopping Choir members wore the enamel orange toad-hats with the shiny toad-eyes, sang songs, and handed out information connecting Chase’s investments to the Earth crisis. (more…)

rev billy’s newest book

posted April 8, 2013

The End of the World
OR Book Going RougeIn pages that crackle with the lightning of an electric storm, the Reverend Billy, messianic leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, thunders from his pulpit, sounding the tocsin on the toxins that are poisoning our planet.

The Mayan calendar points to the final apocalypse descending on us in December 2012. Evangelicals have been raising hell about the coming Rapture since the death of their Christ.

But the good Reverend’s eschatology is less scriptural. Rather it is rooted in the environmental disasters that rampant capitalism and couldn’t-care-less governments are visiting on our world.

As the fish and forests perish, our future here on earth looks bleaker than ever. But, our Reverend insists in a sequence of surreally imagined sermons, we cannot be passive congregants in the face of our own demise.

Rather, with soaring parables from protests as far apart as the bank lobbies of Barcelona and the underground police cells of New York City, our preacher raises a resounding “Earthallujah!”, turning back the devils of debt and destruction, rallying those of radical faith to save themselves and save us all.

Find events and book readings on his website.

when the going gets tough

posted November 29, 2009

the tough get weird.
Greenhorns: if you haven’t already stopped, here’s yet another reason to stop the shopping:

Reverend Billy’s “Blessed are the Jobless! Blessed are the Broke!” Christmas Tour
With the Life After Shopping Gospel Choir!

Buy Nothing!

We start on Buy Nothing Day, Friday Nov 27, 5 AM – trying to convert the Consumers at the front-door of Macy’s. Then off to the Valley Stream Wal-Mart to remember Jdimytai Damour. The on-the-road part of the tour starts with the Rev in Minneapolis and St. Paul, then Savitri joining him in Los Angeles andPasadena. They return to the 40 voice gospel singathon at the Christmas Revival at the Brooklyn Lyceum on Saturday December 12th. Then on the17th, 18th and 19th, the full choir buses up to Albany, Troy and east toGreenfield, Massachusetts. (more…)