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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Giving Children 'First Call'

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1990

Following Jesus in welcoming the children

The Vision That Sustains Us

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1990

Healing has come to the community

Express Yourself

by Joyce Hollyday 10-01-1990

The creativity and joy of the children of Columbia Heights was unveiled in a new mural

Ending the War Against Women

by Joyce Hollyday, by The Editors 08-01-1990

Calling on the Spirit to help end violence against women

Marshmallow Beach

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1990

Land "progress" and reflections on family

Smack Dab in the Middle

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1990

The thrill of semi-victory

A Decade of Solidarity

by Joyce Hollyday 06-01-1990

Honoring Oscar Romero ten years later

The Costs of Societal Neglect

by Joyce Hollyday 06-01-1990

Reports on America

'We Shall Not Be Moved'

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1990

War tax resistance creates a community of conscience

Breaking the Silence: A Call to End Violence Against Women

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1990

Peace Pentecost 1990

Clearing a Path for Lent

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1990

Lenten retreat to the countryside

A Deeper Response to AIDS

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1990

The quilt for justice and grief

Shielded from Justice

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1990

Consider the case of Mary Stone. 

The Language of Friendship

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1990

World Council of Churches in Zaire

A Collection of Mustard Seeds

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1989

The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith!' 

A Recipe for Change

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1989

A bent-over woman with a mantilla draped over her head slowly makes her way down the aisle of the small church. 

Sisters of Dignity and Courage

by Joyce Hollyday 10-01-1989

Rosa Parks stands tall, the light streaming behind her through the window of the bare church, her face a statement of gentle pride.

Courting Discrimination

by Joyce Hollyday 10-01-1989

Just as those "lazy days" of summer descended on the capital city...

Lighting the Torch of Conscience

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1989

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.