Joyce Hollyday

Joyce Hollyday is a co-founder and co-pastor of Circle of Mercy, an ecumenical congregation in Asheville, North Carolina. She is the author of several books, including Clothed with the Sun: Biblical Women, Social Justice, and Us and Then Shall Your Light Rise: Spiritual Formation and Social Witness. She was a founding member of Witness for Peace, a grassroots organization committed to nonviolence and led by faith and conscience. She was formerly the Associate Editor for Sojourners. 

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A Hopeful Slice of History

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1997

Four water cannons. Two vicious dogs. Six armored personnel carriers. A score of police.

Wounds and Blessings

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1997

It had been several years since I'd visited New York City.

A Circle of Faith

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1997

I live encircled by an eruv—though for weeks it was invisible to my eyes. I would not have known what I was seeing, had I noticed it.

A Pretty Pass

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1997

Wesley Woods is a United Methodist retirement high-rise in my Atlanta neighborhood.

A Combustible Mix

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1996

It feels "normal" again in Atlanta, whatever that means.

Hate Radio

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1996

It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.

Come, Ye Disconsolate

by Joyce Hollyday, by Don Mosley 07-01-1996
A Georgia community provides a place at the welcome table.

Olympic Meddle

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1996

It may be the most creative thing that’s ever happened in Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta.

A Gift of Painful Honesty

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1996

She lays her smooth head in her mother's lap. Then she folds her long leg-long for a 9-year-old-under herself, hiding the pink satin ballet slipper on her foot.

A Delicate Balance

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1996

I did not expect a great blue heron to visit my neighborhood in northeast Atlanta.