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'I was sick and in prison...' Student summer camp, August 10-14 - details
'I was sick and in prison...'
Student summer camp, August 10-14 - details
what's new
juniors
Putting Jesus at the centre
Careers Day Conference
London, Saturday 5 September
Full details and online booking
doctors
Serving in Babylon
Midlands Day Conference
10 October, Coventry
Full details and online booking
doctors
Growing in gratitude and compassion
London and SE Day Conference
7 November, London
media
Ebola - Dr Sam Dunnet in Sierra Leone
CMF member Dr Sam Dunnet tells of her time in Sierra Leone, fighting the Ebola epidemic.
audio and video

European ruling on assisted suicide – Dr Peter Saunders on Premier

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The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has found the latest Nicklinson/Lamb legal challenge to be 'manifestly ill-founded and declared it inadmissible'.
Broadcast on Premier - 16 July 2015

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events

August 2015

Summer camp

this event is run by CMF
When: 10 - 14 August
Where: Moor Monkton, near York
For: Medical students, trainee and junior Christian healthcare professionals
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September 2015

Careers Day Conference 2015

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 5 September
Where: Johnson House, London
For: final year students and junior doctors.
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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October 2015

Midlands Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 10 October
Where: Coventry
For: all healthcare professionals, medical and nursing students, spouses and friends.
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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November 2015

London and SE Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 7 November 2015
Where: Johnson House, 6 Marshalsea Road, London SE1
For: CMF members in London and SE
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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devotional

4th August 2015: The Discipline of Hardship

Endure hardship -- like a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3 (NIV)

Few would deny that the pre-registration year involves hardship. Physical exhaustion, mental fatigue and emotional stress are all part and parcel of a houseman's lot. God's word encourages us to see this experience as valuable discipline under his almighty hand. If our faith has not been tested before it will be now. If we have never had problems organising our day (and which of us has not?), we will have now. If we have never been exposed to temptations to immorality, we will be when we are housemen. The rigours of hospital life can make all these things seem hardships for us as God's people, but we must see them rather as part of his sovereign purpose in our lives, and go to him for sustaining grace, not only to bear them but to profit by them. Let us notice that whatever the source of the pressures, it is his hand alone that mediates and uses them (Rom 8:28-29).

Soldiers who have never been exposed to stress in training will not survive real battle conditions. Similarly, we shall never be mature reliable Christians unless we have been through the training of God's discipline. The pre-registration year is an opportunity to grow under his hand. Certainly, as we read in Hebrews 12:11, it may seem unpleasant at the time, perhaps even painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace to those who have been trained by it. We must play our part, in responding rightly to the opportunity, as God's adopted children, to benefit and grow from his discipline.

When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
His grace all-sufficient shall be thy supply.
The flame shall not hurt thee, his only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

Rippon's Selection

Further reading: Rom 5:1-5. Heb 12:7-11.

JHCM

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

Membership and Information Technology Manager

Job type: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Location: London SE1
Salary: £31,383pa

The role of Membership and Information Technology Manager encompasses three key functions which are central to the effective support of Christian Medical Fellowship's ministry:

First, managing and preparing reports from CMF's membership database which includes membership records, subscription and donation information.

Secondly, in conjunction with external consultants, ensuring that our present and future databases and websites are successfully developed with a high level of functionality.

Thirdly, acting as the first line of support for the office network, computers and servers.

Contact details:

For details of the job description, employment package and background information about CMF, please contact recruitment@cmf.org.uk or phone Gwen Gowers on 0207 234 9663.

It is expected that interviews will take place during the week beginning 17 August 2015.

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday 10th August 2015