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The Doctor's Life of Faith
By Janet Goodall
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London & SE Day Conference
Fruitfulness on the frontline of healthcare
Saturday 8 November, London
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CMF National Junior Doctors' Conference
Get some perspective: medicine in the light of eternity
24 - 26 October, Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
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Lord Carey now supports assisted suicide

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, wrote in the Daily Mail sharing his support for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill.

Listen to CMF CEO, Dr Peter Saunders, debate with Lord Falconer on BBC Radio Five Live.

Duration: 7 mins

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events

September 2014

CMF Careers Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 13 September
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: juniors, students
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Anaesthetists' Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Thursday 18 September 2014
Where: Harrogate
For: doctors, juniors
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Saline Solution - Sheffield

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 27 September
Where: St Timothy's Church, Sheffield
For: doctors, juniors, allied health professionals, students
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October 2014

CMF RCGP Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Friday, 3 October
Where: The ACC, Liverpool
For: doctors, juniors
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Confident Christianity - Brighton

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 4 October 2014
Where: Holland Road Baptist Church, Hove BN3 1JN
For: Students, Doctors and Allied Professionals
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CMF Northern Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 17-19 October
Where: Cober Hill Guest House, Cloughton, nr Scarborough
For: all medical, nursing and allied healthcare professionals, students and junior doctors.
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Saline Solution - Hampstead

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 18 October
Where: St John's Church, Downshire Hill, Hampstead
For: doctors, juniors, allied health professionals, students
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National Junior Doctors' Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 24-26 October
Where: Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
For: all junior doctors
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November 2014

London & SE Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 8 November
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: doctors, juniors, nurses and AHPs
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February 2015

Delighting in the Trinity - Student Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 13-15 February 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: Students
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April 2015

CMF Paediatric Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Where: The ICC, Birmingham
For: doctors, juniors
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devotional

28th August 2014: Death and Dying

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God; whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. Jo

The Bible is realistic! Nowhere does it say that we should not face dying. Dying can be a distressing and painful process. It would be irresponsible for us to say we could lightly leave those who are dependent on us. Our Lord wept at a tomb, and he offered prayers and supplications 'with loud cries and tear' before his own death (Heb 5:7). Perhaps, however, the way will not be as fearful or as lonely as we might think, because he who went through it in utter loneliness has promised to come again and receive us unto himself (Jn 14:3).

However, Christ certainly does save us from the fear of death -- that is, the fear of being dead (Heb 2:14-18). After the pain, after the parting, we shall be with Christ, which is far better (Phil 1:23). Job, in his suffering, looked forward to the time when 'I shall see him, and not as a stranger' (Job 19:27).

If life belong I will be glad, that I may long obey;
If short, why should I be sad to welcome endless day.

Richard Baxter

One of the most poignant contrasts I have seen is that between a dying Christian, and the end of a man who has rejected Christ. For the one, horizons open up, one whom he has come to know waits to greet him 'and not as a stranger'; for the other, horizons close in, the 'great unknown' approaches, and the time that remains is filled with petty distractions.

Our Lord told Peter that in his dying he would 'glorify God' (Jn 21:19). And what an encouragement Peter's confidence and joy, as he approached his 'exodus' (2 Pet 13:15), must have been to the early church. We shall have that same opportunity one day, to 'Glorify God' in the way we face death. But now, by our attitude to death, and by the way we speak to patients close to death, let us seek to glorify God. And let us, day by day, situation by situation, seek to get to know him; so that when we go to be with him, we shall see him... but not as a stranger!

In the valley of the shadow of death you will be with me, Lord.
But sensitise me now to your presence,
so that you will be no stranger to me when we meet.

Further reading: Heb 2:14-18. Rom 8:35-39.

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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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Response to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board DNACPR Policy Consultation - 24/6/2014

This CMF submission responds to a consultation document by the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board that seeks to clarify a consistent practice for 'do not attempt resuscitation' decisions. We suggest that evidence-based survival prospects, not subjective value-of-life criteria, should guide the decision-making process. Clinician prejudice, the...

Submission to the House of Commons Education Committee on Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in schools - 9/6/2014

This CMF submission emphasises the importance of parental involvement with regard to PSHE and SRE provision. Primary school governing bodies should remain free to decide whether or not to provide sex and relationships education and secondary school governing bodies should remain free to formulate their own policies, in close consultation with...

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