Finding Courage

Issue 26  Summer 2003
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As reports pour in of the horror of war, a poet and activist finds a place of beauty—while being arrested. Go ahead: Let joy feed your passion and strength. Summer 2003.

In the first days of the war, it is hard to defend oneself against ugliness.

Dismantling the Fortresses of Fear

On March 17, a 23-year-old American college student died in the southern Gaza city of Rafah after trying to stop an Israeli-driven bulldozer from tearing down a Palestinian physician’s home. A few minutes after Rachel Corrie spoke with the driver to try to convince him to stop, and while she looked at him, he ran over her, then backed over her again.