Kathleen Kern's completish list of publications

So I was lying in bed with a migraine, thinking about the queries I've been sending to agents for my new novel.  I mention my previous novel and my chapter about the mineral exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and then say I will supply a complete list of publications upon request.   I decided to put the list on my CPT blog, which feeds into my Facebook profile. So here are my publications--I'm probably missing a few--in all their shame and glory (Updated July 22, 2011--I've added links for people wishing additional information):


Book Chapters

  • “Applying Civilian Peace Teams,” Transforming Violence: Linking Local and Global Peacemaking. Eds. Robert Herr and Judy Zimmerman Herr.  Herald Press, 1998.
  • “Christian Peacemaker Teams,” Nonviolent Intervention Across Borders: A Recurrent     Vision.  Eds. Yeshua Moser Puangsuwan and Thomas Weber.  University of Hawaii Press, 2000.
  •   “From Haiti to Hebron with a Brief Stop in Washington, DC,” From the Ground Up: Mennonite Contributions to International Peacebuilding. Eds. Cynthia Sampson and John Paul Lederach.  Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • “The Human Cost of Cheap Cellphones,” A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption.  Ed. Steven Hiatt.  Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007
  • “Christus Victor and the Preoccupation with the Concrete in the Work of Christian Peacemaker Teams,” The Work of Jesus Christ in Anabaptist Perspective: Essays in Honor of J. Denny Weaver, eds. Alain Epp Weaver and Gerald J. Mast.  Cascadia Publishing House, 2008.


  • “Preaching About Holy War,” The Mennonite Pastor, January, 1991.
  • “Beating Away the Shadows,” Signs of the Times, April 1994.
  • “Don’t Give Up on Haiti,” Rochester Times-Union,     April 1994.
  • “Waiting in the Shadow of Violence,”  Gospel Herald, May 17, 1994.
  • “God Who Decides: Fatalism and Public Transport in Haiti Under the Embargo,” Mennonot, No. 3, Fall 1994.
  • “The People Are Real Heroes of Haiti,” Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, NY  November 3, 1994,     
  • “When It Hurts to Live,” The Mennonite, January 10, 1995.
  • “What Does it Mean to Take the Bible Seriously?” Gospel Herald, January 31, 1995.
  • “In Omri’s Shadow,” The Other Side,   January/February 1995.
  • “Peace Just on Paper: Gulf between Israelis and Palestinians Widening,” Democrat and Chronicle, May 2, 1995, 9A.
  • “Hebron’s Christian Peacemakers,” The Link  (30th anniversary issue) vol. 30, April-May, 1997.
  • “Behind the Headlines in Hebron,” Cornerstone: a publication of the Sabeel Liberation Theology Center. Issue 9, Autumn 1997.
  • “Case Study: Haiti,” MCC Peace Office Newsletter Vol. 27, no. 2, May-October, 1997.
  • “What about Israel and Palestine?” Builder September 1997.
  • “New wine, old wineskins and Oslo’s ‘peace,’” The Mennonite, September 9, 1997.
  • “Resisting the Status Quo:  Daniel, the Maccabees, and the Anabaptists,” Builder, October 1997.
  • “Demolishing Homes as Ethnic Cleansing:  The Conquest of Palestine Continues,”  Peace Newsletter  (Central New York’s Voice for Peace and Social Justice), November 1997.
  • “Under-cover with Christian Zionists at Kiryat Arba,”  Bridge: A Forum on Christian-Muslim Relations, January 1998.
  • “Violence in Hebron,” The Other Side, January-February, 1998. [Issue received the 1998 “Best in Class, General Interest Magazine” from the Associated Church Press.]
  • “Israel at 50: A Christian Perspective,”  Tikkun, March/April 1998.
  • “Humor and the Occupation,” Rhubarb, a publication of the    Mennonite Literary Society, vol. 1, no.1, November, 1998.
  • “Dealing with Detachment,” The Other Side, March-April 1999. 
  • “What the Woman at Bethany Knew,” The Mennonite, March 23, 1999 
  • “Against the System:  Civil Disobedience and the Biblical Record,” The Mennonite,  April 20, 1999. [Winner in the “Theological Reflection” category of the 1999 Associated Church Press Awards.]
  • “Women, Men and Nonviolent Resistance,” MCC Women’s Concerns Report, May-June 1999.
  • “Oooh!  Those Scary Muslims: A Rant,” Mennonot, no. 12, Summer 1999.
  • “Pharaoh’s Daughter,” The Mennonite, August 24, 1999
  • “Defiant Daughters,” The Other Side, November-December 1999.
  • “Colombia Cries Out for Peace,” The Mennonite, June 6, 2000.
  • ”Getting in the Way:  The Work of Christian Peacemaker  Teams,” Bearing Witness: The Journal of the Peacemaker Community, Fall 2000.
  • ”Why Read Judges?” Builder, September, 2000.
  • “Living in transition,” Builder, October, 2000.
  • “British media reveal truth about bombing of Serbia,” Buffalo News, October 14, 2000.
  • “Kings, empires and the limitations of archeology,” Builder, November, 2000.
  • “Hebron-H2: The Necklace of Umm Yusuf,” Challenge:  A Magazine Covering the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, January-February 2001.
  • “Conversations with the Undecided,” Discerning Church Membership.  Welcome to Dialogue Series: A Search for Inclusiveness. Booklet #3. Series exploring inclusion of sexual minorities in The Mennonite Church.  Published by the Welcome Committee, April 2001.
  • “Sobbing on the Stairs,” The Buffalo News, April 8, 2001.
  • “Election Day Blues,” Builder, June 2001.
  • “Consolation for people facing exile and death,” Builder, July 2001.
  • “Settler Violence and September 11:  A Report from the Mean Streets of Hebron,” Tikkun, November/December 2001
  • “Red, White and Moo,” The Other Side, January/February 2002.
  • “Settlers’ strikes create cold fury,” The Baltimore Sun. January 3, 2002.
  • “Two other September 11s also are infamous,” The Buffalo News, August 25, 2002.
  • “Human rights activist not welcome in Israel,” The Buffalo News, December 8, 2002.
  • “A clash of views at the Canadian Border,” Buffalo News, April 6, 2003
  • Lettre á Oussama Ben Laden,” [Letter to Osama Bin Laden], Cahiers de la Réconciliation, no 3, 2003
  • “The rest of the story,” The Mennonite, February 17, 2004
  • “Defeating the forces of domination and death,” PeaceSigns, April 21, 2004
  • “The blessing of belonging,” PeaceSigns, June 6, 2004
  • “Muslim suspects face double standard,” The Buffalo News, August 2, 2004
  • “The old bearded guy and the night light,” PeaceSigns, August 18, 2004
  • “Victims as Pariahs,” The Christian Century, January 24, 2006
  • “Corporate Complicity in Congo’s War,” Tikkun, March/April 2006


  •   “The Great Rutabaga Scandal,”  Gospel Herald, June 5, 1990.
  •   “Henry and Gladys,” The Door, July/August, 1994.
  •   “Critical Notes from the Journal for the Study of Berber Gnosticism:Abstracts of HN 1-10 (The Three Little Pigs),”  The Door, May/June 1997.
  •   “Diaspora, Holocaust and Ethnic Cleansing: Toward a New Vision of ‘Funny.’” The Door, September/October 1999.
  •   “Appropriate to Adults,” The Other Side, March-April, 2000.