We should speak up and do justice because we serve a God of justice! And He mandates us to promote social justice through our words and actions: 'Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.' Proverbs 31: 8-9.
The Bible overflows with evidence of God's social concern for vulnerable people, eating with 'sinners' and saying, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick' (Matthew 9: 9-13). The Parable of the Sheep and Goats reminds us that God regards ignoring the plight of the world's poor, sick and imprisoned as akin to shunning Him (Matthew 25: 31-46). And King David sang of the value God places on that most vulnerable patient group of all, the unborn (Psalm 139: 13).
Medical schools are usually light on teaching the skills required to speak up for vulnerable patient groups. And career opportunities in medical politics are discussed but rarely. So this summer school has been designed to fill that gap! We're looking for student and junior Christian healthcare professionals (HCPs) who want to learn more about social action and public policy work. Senior HCPs and non-HCPs are welcome too. So, if this is you then yes, you should attend!
In an exciting collaboration between Petros and the Christian Medical Fellowship, confirmed speakers include Drs John Greenall, Alex Bunn and Rachael Pickering. We are all friendly and have real expertise in social action and public policy work.
You will benefit from a variety of interactive learning styles ranging from Bible talks, seminars and workshops, role plays with professional actors, a film club and even a BMA-style debate!
We will support you individually so don't worry: whilst we will encourage you to stretch yourself, we won't force you to do anything that you're uncomfortable with!
And there'll also be plenty of time for rest and relaxation, prayer and praise, outdoor activities and forming new friendships with like-minded folk!
Knock Christian Centre: - see website for details and directions.
We can provide lifts to and from the nearest station if required.
For booking details, fees, and school programme, please click on the image below to access the pdf.