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Gene editing in human embryos

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Peter Saunders debating the HFEA decision to allow genome modification of human embryos produced by IVF.This programme was broadcast on Sunday 7 February, 2016.

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events

Cardiff Day Conference

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Cardiff Day Conference When: Saturday 27 February 2016
Where: St Mark's Church, Cardiff
For: doctors, juniors, nurses, students, allied health professionals
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Mar 2016

CMF Palliative Medicine Breakfast

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CMF Palliative Medicine Breakfast When: Friday, 11 March
Where: SECC, Glasgow
For: doctors, juniors
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Mar 2016

East Anglia Day Conference

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East Anglia Day Conference When: Saturday 12 March 2016
Where: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
For: doctors, juniors, nurses, students, allied health professionals
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Mar 2016

Saline Solution - Chelmsford

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Saline Solution - Chelmsford When: Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Where: Chelmsford
For: doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, students
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Apr 2016

National Conference

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National Conference When: 22-24 April 2016
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: doctors, juniors, nurses, students, allied health professionals
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Apr 2016

CMF Rheumatology Breakfast

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CMF Rheumatology Breakfast When: Wednesday 27 April 2016
Where: SECC, Glasgow
For: doctors, juniors
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Apr 2016

Psychiatry Day Conference

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Psychiatry Day Conference When: Friday 29 April
Where: CMF, Johnson House, 6 Marshalsea Road, London
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Jun 2016

Developing Health

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Developing Health When: 26 June - 8 July
Where: Oak Hill Theological College, London
For: those working, or thinking of working, overseas
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devotional

13th February 2016: Discipleship (2) -- Denying myself -- how much?

He said to them all, `If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me'. Luke 9:23

Our Lord in his pattern for discipleship lays down two explicit conditions, the first of which we consider today: `If any man would come after me, let him deny himself'. Phillips' translation gives the words more emphasis still: `he must give up all right to himself'. There is no escape from this obligation to those who are committed to follow Jesus Christ.

It is easy to think of self-discipline simply in terms of the more socially unacceptable sins, and to overlook indiscipline in our personal habits and thinking. Yet we are told to `lay aside every weight and the sin which clings so closely' (Heb 12:1). We all too readily accept and condone our own shortcomings as an inevitable part of human nature. The mite in someone else's eye is much more obvious than the beam in my own, and I tolerate and excuse in myself what I condemn in others. Self-denial we often see in the traditional terms of alcohol, tobacco and questionable amusements, but it goes far deeper. Is it not true that many of our ambitions, desires, choices, leisure activities and decisions are centred in ourselves and our own selfish interests? The result is a boastful self-confidence like that of Peter the day before our Lord's crucifixion, to be followed by just as catastrophic a fall -- a denial not of ourselves but of our Lord.

Jesus gave us the pattern of self-denial. `He humbled himself and became obedient unto death' (Phil 2:8). And the reward of denying ourselves? `Whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it' (Lk 9:24).

Measure thy life by loss and not by gain
Not by the wine drunk but by the wine poured forth.
For love's strength standeth in love's sacrifice
And he who suffers most has most to give.

Further reading: Lk 14:25-33.

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press releases and submissions

A response to the HFEA's decision to allow 'gene editing' (01/02/2016)

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has granted researchers permission to use a new 'gene editing' technique called Crispr/Cas9 to modify human embryos.Dr Peter Saunders, CEO of Christian Medical...

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...

Health Select Committee of the New Zealand Parliament (02/02/2016)

- Petition of Hon Maryan Street and 8,974 others:That the House of Representatives investigate fully public attitudes towards the introduction of legislation which would permit medically-assisted dying in the event...

Nuffield Council on Bioethics – Genome Editing (02/02/2016)

The Council has invited written submissions of evidence to inform its examination of ethical issues arising in relation to genome editing, an emerging family of biological techniques for making precise...

vacancies at CMF

Editorial Assistant - possible job share

The role of Editorial Assistant is integral to the success and effectiveness of our print and digital media. We are looking for an excellent administrator with a strong ability to copy edit and proof read our range of high-quality publications and books.

This is an opportunity to work at the centre of a busy Communications department handling both print (two publications together with book and pamphlet publishing) and digital (a large website, blogs and other social media) work.

The role involves working with the Head of Communications to prepare the annual workplan and budget; tracking the work of the department against agreed timetables and budgets. In addition, the Editorial Assistant is responsible for copy-editing all digital and print copy checking for errors and adherence to branding and house style.

Employment is for four days a week worked flexibly including occasional evenings for which time off in lieu will be given. There is the possibility for the role to be a job-share.

The role is based at CMF's offices in Marshalsea Road, London SE1.

We are looking for someone educated to bachelor degree level or with equivalent experience or qualification. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to copy edit and proof read referenced articles. We are also seeking recent experience of print production with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a grasp of current developments in new technologies.

Salary:£17,454 pa - 4 days per week

Contact details: A full package of information including the full job description and person specification together with an application form is available by emailing recruitment@cmf.org.uk or by phoning Gwen Gowers on 0207 234 9663.

Closing date for applications: 09:00am on Monday 29th February 2016