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East Anglia Day Conference

When: Saturday 28 February 2015
Where: Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Time: 09:30-16:30
Hosted by: CMF


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Serving in Babylon: The Christian in today's NHS

When Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 587 BC, the nation of Judah was taken to Babylon in an exile that would last 70 years. As God's people in a foreign land that was hostile to their faith and values, they faced the challenge of living and serving as 'aliens and strangers'. There was great pressure to close ranks or to forget who they were. The temptation was either to retreat into an escapist spiritual ghetto or simply to compromise and become no different from those around them.

But the prophet Jeremiah instead urged the exiles, who included Daniel and his friends, to become fully engaged with their new society, whilst maintaining their distinctiveness as believers faithful to God - to be truly in the world but not of the world.

Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper...For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.' (Jeremiah 29:7-11)

Christians living in 21st century Britain and serving in the NHS face similar challenges. This conference will explore these themes practically and will help encourage and equip you to be fruitful yet distinctive as you serve God in today's NHS.

This conference is open to all healthcare professionals, medical and nursing students, spouses and friends.