Joyce Hollyday

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

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-2010
Justice and Charity

The Walls Come Tumbling Down

by Joyce Hollyday 12-01-2009
It's time for a new relationship with Cuba.

A People's School

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-2002
Word and World : Tucson, Arizona : Nov. 9-16, 2002


by Joyce Hollyday 07-01-1998

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

by Joyce Hollyday 03-01-1998
room of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission burst open. The parents of Amy Biehl walk in, surrounded by reporters, microphones, and cameras.

With the Eyes of Christ

by Joyce Hollyday 01-01-1998

"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

by Joyce Hollyday 11-09-1997
A Middle East reflection

Look to the Children

by Joyce Hollyday 11-09-1997

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

by Joyce Hollyday 09-01-1997

Four water cannons. Two vicious dogs. Six armored personnel carriers. A score of police.

Wounds and Blessings

by Joyce Hollyday 05-01-1997

It had been several years since I'd visited New York City.