As Resident Aliens
Christian Peacemaker Teams in the West Bank, 1995–2005
Imprint: Cascade Books
"In these pages, Kathleen Kern pens a fascinating and important account of the founding and history of the Christian Peacemaker Teams in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . . . Enlisting dissenting Jews and Palestinians in a struggle for human and political rights, Kern stands as a dramatic Christian witness of the possibility of justice and reconciliation between and among peoples of different faiths. This book narrates the difficulties and sacrifices involved in such a task, a revolutionary task if you will, that continues today."
--Marc Ellis, University Professor of Jewish Studies and Director of the Center of Jewish Studies at Baylor University.
"As Resident Aliens is a gripping narrative of Christian Peacemaker Teams' attempts to transform prayer into practice as they stand with both Palestinians and Israelis in their struggles for peace. Kern's skill as a writer, a truth-seeker, and a Christian activist shine throughout this troubled history of CPT's mission in Palestine. This book is a significant addition to our understanding of both the crisis in the Middle-East as well as the need for international accompaniment."
--Ramzi Kysia, Arab-American essayist and pacifist.
"A meticulous, painful, and trustworthy account, written with faith, love, and concern, of ten years of peacemaking efforts under unbelievably difficult conditions-when every person who opens this book makes an effort to get it into the hands of those perpetrating this mess and the (American!) politicians who not only close their eyes to it but actually fund and defend it, we'll be a lot closer to peace."
--Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom, Palestinians and Israelis for Nonviolence