Joyce Hollyday is a co-founder and co-pastor of Circle of Mercy, an ecumenical congregation in Asheville, North Carolina. Her most recent book, Pillar of Fire, is a historical novel that celebrates the extraordinary witness of the medieval mystics known as Beguines. She is the author of other 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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The Desperate State of the Union

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1992

The State of the Union

Dancing the Plight Away

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1992

It was, to speak euphemistically, the Deadline from The Underworld.

Selling Sex and Beer

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1992

The crusade against sexual harrassment

The Long Peek Before the Boo

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1992

The pure in heart

A Gift of Dignity

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1992

The story of Warren McCleskey

No Oil Wells, No Pizza -- Just Books

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1991

The mission of Orbis publishing

One Woman's Word

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1991

On Friday morning October 11, there was a sense that the nation was about to witness a rare and overdue milestone in history.

The Word Becomes Flesh

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1991

A short story for Christmas

Bound Together and Finely Woven

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1991

Reflections on Sojourners' 20th Anniversary Festival

A Teacher of Mercy

by Joyce Hollyday 10-01-1991

A glimpse of the gospel

Pomp and Circumstances

by Joyce Hollyday 10-01-1991

The Neighborhood Center is full of life

Twenty Years Under the Big Top

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1991

Better off a circus?

The Plot Thickens

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1991

My garden is a plot of faith

Tested in the Desert

by Joyce Hollyday 06-01-1991

Transforming energy at the Nevada test site

Hope in the Desert

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1991

In Nevada I found a wilderness

Refusing to Pay

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1991

The Desert Storm operation

Grounded In Hope

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1991

Prophetic vision against the odds

A Sign for Eternity

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1991

A cross of community

On the Mountain

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1991

The West Virginia mountains

Paying the Price

by Joyce Hollyday, by Robert E. White 12-01-1990

Former Ambassador Robert E. White remembers the tragedy