BUY-NOTHING DAY: REV. BILLY & the CHURCH OF STOP SHOPPING
"Only in America do people think you can shop your way out of a problem." That's a quote from one of our British guests on a previous show-- the Church of Stop Shopping knows that consumerism is NOT a solution!
How do we build a movement for democracy? "Singing is how we practice democracy" - Savitri. There are many ways. Church members also do civil disobedience, rally, preach-- for others, it is voting, mutual aid, or even running for office.
Mainstream culture is all about growth without restraint; we know that is impossible. We're in the middle of what is known as the 6th extinction. We can learn from Indigenous people how to balance human needs with the environment. "I am grateful to be in a marginal culture." - Savitri.
Rev. Billy has many profound things to say, such as
“Community keeps you honest.”
“Blame the system more than personal habits.”
“There are other ways to see power.”
“A justice movement has a spirit life in it.”
“Rebuild our imaginations and learn to see a future that is different than this one.”
Join our conversation with Rev. Billy and Savitri as they discuss the spiritual power of resistance and their creative process.
Join us next week with the scheduled change, Saturday December 3rd at 6am to 7am. We know that's early on a weekend but we'd love to have you join us! You can always find us archived at www.ecoradio.org or https://wbai.org/archive/