Joyce Hollyday

Joyce Hollyday

Joyce Hollyday 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. During her fifteen years as an editor of Sojourners magazine, she traveled widely across the United States and around the globe to cover faith-based struggles for justice and freedom. She is a co-founder of Witness for Peace in Nicaragua, and of Word and World, an itinerant school for faith-based activists.

Joyce is also co-founder and co-pastor of Circle of Mercy, an ecumenical faith community in Asheville, North Carolina ( She has served as an Associate Conference Minister for the United Church of Christ, a chaplain to children with cancer, and a pastor on Georgia’s death row. She is at work on a historical novel for young adults. Her blog about community can be found at

Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

SKU: 9781629630342
Authors: David Hartsough with Joyce Hollyday • Foreword by John Dear • Introduction by George Lakey • Afterword by Ken Butigan
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629630342
Published: 11/2014
Format: Paperback, ePub, PDF, mobi
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 272
Subjects: Memoir/Politics-Activism


“Peace will only come when all of us become the change we wish to see in this world. David Hartsough became that change and has spent the best part of sixty years working to bring peace to our troubled world. His book is one that every peace-loving person must read and learn from.”
—Arun Gandhi, president, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (grandson of Mahatma Gandhi)

“It has been my privilege to work with David Hartsough over the years and to be arrested and jailed with him for nonviolent civil disobedience. I highly recommend Waging Peace to every American who wishes to live in a world with peace and justice and wants to feel empowered to help create that world.”
—Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

“When great events happen, such as the falling of the Berlin Wall, we must never forget that people like David Hartsough and many others have worked hard to prepare the ground for such ‘miracles.’ David’s belief in the goodness of people, the power of love, truth, and forgiveness and his utter commitment to making peace and ending war will inspire all those who read this book.”
—Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Peace People, Northern Ireland

“David Hartsough has lived an exemplary nonviolent life. Waging Peace highlights the numerous ways he has done this in many troubled parts of the world as well as in the United States.”
—Martin Sheen, actor

“If you want to know what it means to live a ‘life well lived,’ read David Hartsough’s masterful book. It is not only a page turner, but it will probably transform the way you look at your own life—your priorities, your lifestyle, your future.”
—Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink and Global Exchange

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