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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Signs and Wonders

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1988

It was a decade ago that several members of Sojourners Community temporarily moved into an apartment building with a neighborhood family to try to preserve six low-income apartments there.

Mothers of Sorrow and Hope

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1988

Women across the globe unite against the violence that is taking away their loved ones.

Funny Business

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1988

Cranberries, Crustaceans, and The Sex Life of the Fly

'With Joy, Surprise, and Pride'

by Joyce Hollyday 04-01-1988

On October 29, 1987, Pamela Montgomery stood next to Washington, D.C.'s mayor as 1,500 people gave her a standing ovation.

Funny Business

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1988

From the Redwood Forests to the Gulf Stream Waters

Perfect Summitry?

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1988

Peace is not solely the business of two powerful white men.

When You Wish Upon a Star

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1988

In every community, there are a few  people who, from the beginning, have guided and kept it on solid footing through their tireless commitment to the community's life.

The Lord Will Provide

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1988

A recent report in The Washington Post had concluded that only two cities in the country had higher food prices than Washington, D.C. 

Funny Business

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1988

Funny business

The Nightmare of Abuse

by Joyce Hollyday 02-01-1988

In March of last year, Gina Wood, a 20-year-old District of Columbia government worker, went to the police claiming that her former boyfriend, James Jerome Sims, had harassed her.

Dropping a (Soup) Line

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1988

If you think you may have missed out on an opportunity to spare a dime and put some money where it might make a difference, you might want to drop the people at ICE a line.

A Decade at Sojourners

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-1987

In a week I turn over my first decade at Sojourners Community. 

Bullfrog County

by Joyce Hollyday 11-01-1987

If you want to commit a crime, Bullfrog County, Nevada, is the place to do it.

No Wombs For Rent

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1987

Parenting a child is a gift, not a right.

The Balance of Time: Spirituality to Sustain a Life of Ministry

by Joyce Hollyday, by Joan Chittister 08-01-1987

An Interview with Joan Chittister

Jury Duty

by Joyce Hollyday 08-01-1987

"Does anyone live in the neighborhood in which the alleged crime was committed?" the judge wanted to know.

A Doorway to Hope

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1987

I will never forget the conversation a dozen years ago in the plush office of my Methodist conference's district superintendent.

A Full Picture of God

by Joyce Hollyday, by Joan Chittister 07-01-1987

An Interview with Joan Chittister

Death Penalty: With Extreme Prejudice

by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1987

This year the U.S. Constitution turns 200. For many Americans the milestone is 1987's excuse for jingoistic hoopla and celebration.

On Retreat

by Joyce Hollyday 06-01-1987

Let's be honest right up front. Many of us at Sojourners are movie buffs. And basketball fans.