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Student Conference - 13-15 Feb 2015 Delighting in the Trinity - details & bookings
Student Conference - 13-15 Feb 2015
Delighting in the Trinity - details & bookings
National Conference - 24-26 April 2015 Hope in a World of Suffering - more details
National Conference - 24-26 April 2015
Hope in a World of Suffering - more details
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Thinking biblically about health
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Serving in Babylon: The Christian in today's NHS
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Obedient under death? - euthanasia and assisted suicide


Recorded at New Horizon at the University of Ulster on Monday 4th August, 2014.
Dr Peter Saunders' seminar is entitled 'Obedient unto death? - euthanasia and assisted suicide'

Thanks to New Horizon for permission to reproduce this talk.

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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, and student nurses
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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East Anglia Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 28 February 2015
Where: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
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April 2015

National Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 24-26 April 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: doctors, juniors, nurses, students, allied health professionals
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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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20th December 2014: Don't Fence Me In

He who loses his life for my sake will find it. Mt 10:39

Most people hate to have their style cramped. It goes right against human nature. A popular song of a few years ago had the recurring refrain `Don't fence me in'. It had no great merit as a song, but doubtless the thought in it appealed to people. Nobody wants to be fenced in.

Yet no one with a serious job to learn would imagine that training was possible without some surrender of freedom. Medical students know they must discipline themselves to observe and think and study. Young doctors in hospital know they must discipline themselves to work and to go on learning. And so it continues through the years of medical life. The going can be tough, but the result is worth the effort. We must give before we can receive.

This is a basic principle of Nature. Jesus Christ said: `Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies , it bears much fruit' (Jn 12:24).

This is the secret that brings life. The abundant life that Jesus Christ speaks of comes only when we surrender our pride to him and admit that his sacrifice for us, not our goodness, fits us for God's presence.

This is the way of living. The Christian who clings to `freedom', the right to live his own life, does so to his own loss. He has not yet learned that it is only those who, with the apostle Paul, rejoice to be the bond-slaves of Christ, who at the same time come to know the glorious liberty of the children of God.

This is God's own way. The Almighty Father gave his only begotten Son to be the propitiation for our sins. The Eternal Son accepted the limitations of our human nature and gave his life to redeem us. The Holy Spirit comes and dwells among us, so that with graciousness and patience he may turn us from stupidity and waywardness to life and joy and peace.

`Don't fence me in' is the natural cry of the rebellious human heart. It is not God's way. We need then to remember that a `a servant is not greater than his master' (Jn 13:16).

Lord, help me to know and accept the truth that your service is perfect freedom.

Further reading: Mt 10:34-39. Jn 12:20-26.


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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GMC Fitness to Practise Consultation - 26/11/2014

Below is CMF's response to the GMC's public consultation on changes to sanctions guidance and on the role of apologies and warnings. The original GMC consultation page can be viewed here . Section 1: Changes to our sanctions guidance - Not being influenced by personal consequences of sanctions on doctors Proposed change: where action is necessary...

Public Consultation by The Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life - 18/11/2014

With the rise of secular humanism and, in particular, the new atheism, there is in British society generally a loss of historically held belief in the existence of a transcendent communicating God incarnate in Jesus Christ, in biblical authority and in biblical ethics. This trend is combined with an active agenda to impose an alternative secular...

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