Christina Warner

Christina Warner is the Legislative Assistant for Domestic Affairs at Mennonite Centrail Committee's Washington Office. She focuses on legislation relate to Civil Rights, Crime and Justice, Native American Concerns, and U.S. Economic Justice.

On August 18 multiple Latin American evangelical leaders sent an open letter to U.S. churches.  It reads, in part: We know the generosity and solidarity of the American people and the assistance programs to the poor that operate through churches and civil society organizations in Latin America. It is therefore inconceivable to us that the…

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Christina Warner reflects on the lectionary texts for Sunday, August 28: Stories which tell the narrative of God’s beloved creation are powerful because they refocus conversations on the dignity in God’s creation instead of favoring political strategy. It is absolutely necessary that we speak these stories and remind policymakers that they cannot overlook creation in…

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A non-wonky guide to the Budget Control Act’s sweeping push to cut federal spending (and maybe increase revenue, too?). Webinar, Thursday, August 18, 1:00pm EST. (1 hour 15 minutes long) Click here to register. If you are concerned about health care, jobs, hunger, services for seniors, children, or people with disabilities, housing, rebuilding communities, reducing…

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This week the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) has posted a list of resources to facilitate remembering the events of 9/11 on the 10th anniversary of the day. Resources are gathered from Interfaith, Christian, Muslim, Unitarian Universalist and Jewish faiths and include resources for all ages.  Also included is a litany from NRCAT with adaptable prayers…

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Do not fear, for I am with you. –Isaiah 41:10a “Fear not: Seek peace”, the new MCC U.S. campaign provides educational materials, worship and advocacy resources focused on domestic violence, gun violence and U.S. militarism. Waiting in exile God’s people were reassured, “Do not fear, for I am with you.” These words still resonate powerfully…

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The MCC Washington Office has posted a  fact sheet on the Balanced Budget Amendment as it passed the House Judiciary committee recently, and is expected to be voted on by the full House and Senate soon. Occasionally, Congress considers amending the Constitution with a “balanced budget amendment”.  Although anything with the title “balanced budget” may sound…

Read more What’s in a Constitutional Amendment to Balance the Budget?

Christina Warner, Legislative Assistant for Domestic Affairs in MCC’s Washington Office, reflects on the lectionary texts for Sunday, July 17: Although it makes things messier than what is comfortable, these passages remind me that evil is not only outside of myself, but also part of my own struggles internally and with others.  It also reminds…

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