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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From the Archives: May 1982
The Walls Come Tumbling Down
A People's School
Once upon a time, I lived on a farm in the mountains of western North Carolina. I had a garden...of sorts.
Hearts of Stone
With the Eyes of Christ
"From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view....This is from God, who...has given us the ministry of reconciliation."— 2 Corinthians 5:16, 18
Fire, Wind, and Water
Look to the Children
When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under...
A Hopeful Slice of History
Four water cannons. Two vicious dogs. Six armored personnel carriers. A score of police.
Wounds and Blessings
It had been several years since I'd visited New York City.
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