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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Windswept Grace

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1994

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Living History In Our Midst

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1994

As we prepare once more to commemorate the birth of Martin Luther King Jr., and to celebrate Black History Month, I am grateful to have encountered the Delany sisters.

Saints and Goblins

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1994

A full moon. A plunge in temperature. Transylvania County, North Carolina. Conditions were just right for Halloween...

The Promise of Christmas

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1993

It was a frigid Christmas Eve in Washington, D.C.

A Glimpse of the Beloved Community

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1993

Reflections on racial justice in Birmingham

The Still, Small Voices

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1993

Memories of the Fourth of July

Tamed by the Invisible

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1993

A fox comes to dinner

Civil Rights, 1990's Style

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1993

Civil rights in Brevard, North Carolina


by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1993

The way life should be

For Thine Especial Safety

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1993

Time with Roberta Nobleman

Paths to Presence and Peace

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1993

Time spent walking is time spent praying

The Quiet Places

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1993

There are no shortcuts to healing

From Pentagon to the Pew: The Plague of Sexual Abuse

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1992

Urgent change needed in churches around sexual abuse

(Re)bound for glory

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1992

Memories of competition and comaraderie

Frontrunners and Backlashers

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1992

1992 as the year of the Woman

A Plague in Paradise

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1992

Development endangers a way of life on South Carolina's Daufuskie Island

How Do You Spell 'Devastated'?

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1992

Pass it on

Trials and Triumphs for Feminism

by Joyce Hollyday 06-01-1992

The beginning of considering gender issues in America...but not the end

Listen Up, Mr. Bush

by Joyce Hollyday 06-01-1992

A desire for real-life honesty in the debates

At Home in Joseph's House

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1992

Community and Grace Overcome the Isolation of AIDS