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.
Posts By This Author
Giving Children 'First Call'
Following Jesus in welcoming the children
The Vision That Sustains Us
Healing has come to the community
The creativity and joy of the children of Columbia Heights was unveiled in a new mural
Ending the War Against Women
Calling on the Spirit to help end violence against women
Land "progress" and reflections on family
Smack Dab in the Middle
The thrill of semi-victory
A Decade of Solidarity
Honoring Oscar Romero ten years later
The Costs of Societal Neglect
Reports on America
'We Shall Not Be Moved'
War tax resistance creates a community of conscience
Breaking the Silence: A Call to End Violence Against Women
Peace Pentecost 1990
Clearing a Path for Lent
Lenten retreat to the countryside
A Deeper Response to AIDS
The quilt for justice and grief
Shielded from Justice
Consider the case of Mary Stone.
The Language of Friendship
World Council of Churches in Zaire
A Collection of Mustard Seeds
The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!'
A Recipe for Change
A bent-over woman with a mantilla draped over her head slowly makes her way down the aisle of the small church.
Abortion and the Law
How Do We Choose Life?
Sisters of Dignity and Courage
Rosa Parks stands tall, the light streaming behind her through the window of the bare church, her face a statement of gentle pride.
Just as those "lazy days" of summer descended on the capital city...
Lighting the Torch of Conscience
The sun glistened on the reflecting pool on this clear April morning in Atlanta. In the shadow of the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., a torch was lit for human dignity and justice.