Reverend Billy and Lewis Lapham to Compare Notes on God

Thursday, January 28th, 2010, 7:00 pm
163 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York

This is one sermon that won’t put you to sleep. Killing the Buddha is pleased to join in celebrating the new Religion issue of Lapham’s Quarterly. Lewis Lapham himself will read from the issue with a round of reformatory fervor. Next, special guest Reverend Billy and Savitri D—the inimitable activists, performance artists, and leaders of the Church of Life After Shopping—will present a rousing talk about the nature of the Unknown god who lurks beneath the worship of consumerist culture, accompanied by the Church’s choir. Refreshments and merriment will follow.

Reverend Billy and his Church of Life After Shopping have been using theater, humor, and grassroots organizing to advance people and communities towards a more equitable future since 1996. He was the subject of the 2007 film What Would Jesus Buy? and is the author of What Should I Do If Reverend Billy Is in My Store? In 2008, he ran for mayor of New York City on the Green Party ticket.

Lewis Lapham is the editor of Lapham’s Quarterly, the national correspondent for Harper’s, and the author of thirteen books, among them Money and Class in America, The Wish for Kings, Theater of War, and, most recently, Pretensions to Empire. He was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Hall of Fame in 2007.

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And don’t miss the KtB exclusive video “The Calling of Reverend Billy.”