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Saline Solution - Oxford
Saturday 15 November
William Osler House, Headington
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CMF Scotland Conference
Christ is coming: Anticipation and preparation
7-9 November, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire
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Providing vision and leadership for CMF's ministry amongst medical students
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audio and video

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

October 2014

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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Irish CMF Conference 2014

this event is run by CMF
When: 24-26 October 2014
Where: Castledaly Manor, near Athlone, Ireland
For: For students and doctors
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November 2014

CMF Scotland Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 7-9 November 2014
Where: Gartmore House, Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire
For: doctors, juniors, students, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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London & SE Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 8 November
Where: CMF HQ, London
For: doctors, juniors, nurses and AHPs
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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Saline Solution Oxford

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 15 November 2014
Where: William Osler House, Headington, Oxford
For: doctors, juniors, students, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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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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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

22nd October 2014: Sleep (2) -- Other Sleep

So then let us not sleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:6

Natural sleep is good and to be treasured. But the Scriptures speak of sleep in at least two others ways that we need to think about. There is a sleep that is not worthy, the sleep of indolence, and unpreparedness. Speaking of being ready for the Lord's return, Paul writes: `For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night... you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief... So then let us not sleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober... For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him' (1 Thes 5:2-10).

And there is that other sleep that is called death. `We would not have you ignorant, brethren', Paul writes, `concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep' (1 Thes 4:13-14). `Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep' (1 Cor 15:20).

Knowing these things we can pray in words attributed to St Augustine:

Thine is the day, O Lord, and thine the night:
grant that the sun of righteousness may abide in our hearts,
to drive away the darkness of evil thoughts.

Further reading: 1 Thes 5:1-11, 4:13-18.

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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 the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into mitochondrial donation - 22/10/2014

The Science and Technology Committee is holding a one-off evidence session to consider the science of mitochondrial donation and to scrutinise further the scientific evidence on it. The written submission from CMF to the committee is here .

Response to the Proposed Organ and Tissue Donation (Scotland) Bill - 25/9/2014

Ms Anne McTaggart, MSP, consulted on a proposed bill on organ donation in Scotland, which would move from the current opt-in system to a soft opt-out system. This CMF submission to her consultation questions explains that the Bill is unnecessary, will cost millions, will be highly complicated to administer and is ethically problematic. Read full...

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vacancies at CMF

Head of Student Ministries

We are looking for a new Head of Student Ministries who will provide overall vision and leadership for CMF's ministry amongst medical students. The successful candidate will have a medical qualification; substantial ministry experience relevant to the United Kingdom student context and a commitment to the aims, doctrinal basis, values and culture of CMF.

Full details and an application form are available from Gwen Gowers – email recruitment@cmf.org.uk or phone 02072349663.

The closing date for application is 28 November 2014.