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We talk. We listen. We look for ways to tell The Story of Shopping and The Story of Stop Shopping. Blogallujah!
December 30, 2008 by Rev Billy
The New York Times reported an upsurge in gifts “that seem heartfelt.” Yes!
December 30, 2008 by Rev Billy
A selection of emails from the Stop Shopping Faithful on how they've changed Christmas for their families this year.
December 24, 2008 by Rev Billy
In fact, Christmas giving each year should be a lot like the workings of peace, the forgotten diplomacy--where a magic of trust is created between two foreign parties, and they exchange their mysterious gifts from their two cultures, creative offers of assurance in the form of gifting across borders...
December 23, 2008 by Savitri D
Yesterday the pope said some disturbing things about Ecology and human nature, essentially he likened the blurring of gender and sexual identity to the destruction of the rain forest.
December 18, 2008 by Rev Billy
What is happening to us here at the end of 2008? We are laughing, shrugging our shoulders and walking sideways off the Mapquest.
December 16, 2008 by Savitri D
After the ten hundreth article about "thrift" and "saving" and "sacrifice" the word Justice is knocking around my head like an enormous stale gumball. We are in the midst of a Narcisstic Boomer Meltdown--the Me generation is freaking the hell out! Thats good. Freaking out is one way to change.
December 11, 2008 by Savitri D
Tonight walking down Broadway in the rain I rememberd visiting my dearly departed sister M in NYC in 1983, I was 12 or 13, we went to Canal St Jeans and spent our loot on trashy clothes, overdyed leggings, strappy ankle boots and army jackets.
December 9, 2008 by Rev Billy
“If we could change Christmas, we could change the whole year.”
“Christmas is supposed to shake us up!”

Quotes from the film What Would Jesus Buy?
December 4, 2008 by Rev Billy
So the "Media Story" goes through its paces, from the evening news to talking head shows to autopsy reports to the inevitable law suit and corporate press releases. Gradually it dims out.
December 4, 2008 by Savitri D
Last night we went to a Code Pink fundraiser in Manhattan, many strong women were there, among them Amy Goodman who spoke at length about Obama and what to do now.