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Developing Health 2015 - details and booking 21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
Developing Health 2015 - details and booking
21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
Introducing - The Human Journey Thinking biblically about health
Introducing - The Human Journey
Thinking biblically about health
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doctors
Hope in a world of suffering
Audio from the 2015 National Conference
Now available online
bookstore
Facing serious illness
Guidance for Christians towards the end of life
New from CMF bookstore
doctors
CMF Junior Doctors' Retreat
22-24 May 2015
Moyallon Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
audio and video

Hope in a world of suffering - part 1

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The first Bible talk by Lindsay Brown from the 2015 National Conference is entitled 'Where is a God of love in the midst of a suffering world?' and is based on Psalm 73.

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events

June 2015

Saline Solution Poole

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 6 June 2015
Where: St Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Poole
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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CMF Cardiology Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 10 June 2015
Where: Manchester
For: doctors, juniors
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Saline Solution - Battersea

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 20 June
Where: St Marks Curch, Battersea Rise, SW11 1EG
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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Developing Health Course

this event is run by CMF
When: 21 June - 3 July 2015
Where: Oak Hill College, Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 4PS
For: Doctors, Nurses, Allied Professions, Students
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devotional

25th May 2015: Forgiveness

Jesus said 'Neither do I condemn thee; go and sin no more'. John 8:11 (AV)

A doctor friend of mine was working in a refugee camp on North Thailand. I visited him in his room. It was in the upstairs part of a simple wooden building. On his wall he had pinned maps, photographs -- even lists of things which he needed to do. But what caught my eye was a scrap of paper, pinned over his desk, on which he had written 'Remember you have been forgiven'.

This message is the heart of the good news which dawns on us every morning. We really do start the day with a clean slate -- not because we deserve to, but because God loves us and has wiped the slate clean for us. To go into the day knowing we are forgiven gives an inner strength and confidence and joy that only Christians knew. As we examine the next patient or look at the next chart we can feel the same sort of relief as though we had just passed an exam. To know that we are forgiven clears our minds of worries and nagging fears. It helps us to give our full attention to the next thing we should do -- and this is how we are meant to live.

But -- be careful -- don't luxuriate too much in the feeling of forgiveness. remember that many people you meet today won't have a clue what it means to be forgiven. All their lives will have been spent building up their self-image and suppressing the thoughts and feelings which they know are wrong or dirty or unworthy. They think that they need to be congratulated or encouraged, but certainly not to be forgiven. But today you may find a patient in despair. Through his illness or fear of death, or financial anxieties he may suddenly find that the bottom has dropped out of his life. He will probably be very inarticulate, but go and spend some time with him. It is just at the time when life seems to be falling apart that the message of the love and forgiveness of Christ is the only one which will help. 'This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners'.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for the wonder of your forgiveness.
May someone I meet find that same forgiveness today.

Further reading: 1 Jn 1. Col 2:13-15.

JT

press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Government Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill – Prevent Duty Guidance - 30/1/2015

We affirm the importance of free speech on campus, and recognise the potential risk of misuse of higher education institutions as platforms for drawing people into terrorism. However we are concerned that the guidance as currently drafted would have a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of association, wholly disproportionate to its impact...

Department of Justice, Northern Ireland - consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion - 16/1/2015

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice seeks a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a 'lethal fetal abnormality'. Further, the Department is also considering doing so in relation to cases of rape and incest. Finally, they are considering if there should be a right to conscientious objection for those...

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vacancies at CMF

Nurses Student Staffworker

Working hours Full-time or Part-time
Location Based in London, but covering whole of United Kingdom
Salary £31,383pa full-time

Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is seeking a full-time or almost full-time staffworker to develop a national ministry amongst nursing and midwifery students. This will be achieved by providing vision and leadership through speaking and writing and by recruiting, training and equipping key student leaders and volunteers

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a strategy for the nurses' ministry; planning the development of local groups and networks building on the foundations already laid.
  • Identifying, recruiting , training and supporting student representatives and leaders in each training institution and identifying, envisioning and training graduates to support students locally.
  • Attending, leading Bible studies and speaking at nursing and midwifery Christian student meetings.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong Christian faith and a commitment to the Christian ethos, values and mission of CMF.
  • Christian ministry experience relevant to the UK student context.
  • A nursing or midwifery qualification and a minimum of two years post-registration practice / junior rotations completed.

Contact details: For further details including a full job description, application form and employment package details please email recruitment@cmf.org.uk or phone Gwen Gowers on 020 7234 9663. Interviews are planned for the week beginning 8 June 2015.

Closing date 09:00am on Monday 1st June 2015