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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All of Us Are Sinners

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1996

On May 12, 1982, Thony Green woke about dawn to put on the coffee at the Open Door Community in Atlanta.

We could not, so help us God, do otherwise

Celebrating Daniel Berrigan's 75 years of prophetic faithfulness

Touchstones of Remembrance

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1995

"Can we make this a ritual?" my then-9-year-old niece asked me.

Finding a Way Out of the Brokenness

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1995

The assistant district attorney cleared the courtroom, while two sheriff's deputies searched the defendant. He was known to own 13 guns.

The Extraordinary Within the Ordinary

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1995
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (September 3 - October 29)

When Poverty is the Landscape

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1995
An inner-city physician's honest struggles.

Invitations to Faith and Freedom

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1995
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (July 2 - August 27, 1995)

Grace Like a Balm

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1995

Anne Morrison Welsh remembers every detail of that day 30 years ago.

A Celebration of Friendship

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1995

'Yesterday, it was like fire on glass," says Mary Etta of the sunrise we missed. We had missed them all.

The Wild Ways of the Spirit

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1995
Reflections on the common lectionary (May 7 - June 25, 1995)