Rev. Billy Preaches on Anti-Consumerism

Reverend Billy (Bill Talen), anti-consumerism activist and performance artist, "preached" in Memorial Chapel on April 23. Mary-Jane Rubenstein, associate professor of religion, is teaching Talen’s work in her Introduction to the Study of Religion course, as part of a unit on capitalism and some of its counter-movements as late-modern religious expressions.

Rev. Billy said, "J.P. Morgan gave a 4.6 million dollar 'donation' to the NYPD" and "We are the 99 percent."

Rev. Billy's choir, “The Church of Stop Shopping,” preach a broad message of economic justice, environmental advocacy and anti-militarism. The event is sponsored by the Baldwin University Lectures, the Center for the Arts, the Ethics and Society Project, the Office of Institutional Partnerships, the Religion Department, Sociology Department (Hoy Endowment) and Government Department. (Photos by Bill Tyner '13)