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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
Developing Health 2015 - details and booking 21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
Developing Health 2015 - details and booking
21 June - 3 July, Oak Hill College, London
Introducing - The Human Journey Thinking biblically about health
Introducing - The Human Journey
Thinking biblically about health
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Facing serious illness
Guidance for Christians towards the end of life
New from CMF bookstore
doctors
CMF Junior Doctors' Retreat
22-24 May 2015
Moyallon Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
students
Delighting in the Trinity
Audio from the 2015 Student Conference.
audio and video

Should Assisted Suicide be legalised? Dr Peter Saunders

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Grand Round lecture, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton UK. Delivered on March 10 2015.

Duration: 46 mins

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events

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
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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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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May 2015

Junior Doctors' Retreat

this event is run by CMF
When: 22-24 May 2015
Where: Moyallon Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
For: doctors, juniors, students
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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June 2015

Saline Solution Poole

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 6 June 2015
Where: St Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Poole
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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devotional

28th March 2015: Fit for the Kingdom of God

Jesus said to him, `No one who puts his hand to the plough and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.' Luke 9:62

On the road to Jerusalem, three men encounter Jesus; two pledge their desire to follow him; to the third Jesus calls, `Follow me' (Lk 9:57-62).

To be his follower involves `following', `leaving' and `going and proclaiming the kingdom of God'. This is the only way to be `fit for the kingdom of God', not fit to enter the kingdom of God. To be `fit' is to be useful, suitable for work in the kingdom of God (rather than to qualify to enjoy it).

Often as undergraduates, we may hear the call of Christ to serve him and needy fellow human beings, and we begin with high ideals. But as we progress the `but's of custom, convention, duty to home and loved ones, and comforts of luxury and security crowd in.

Jesus says that once we commence ploughing, the only way to drive a straight furrow (one that is fit for the kingdom of God) is to keep looking ahead to him and not looking back with self-confidence, excuses, compromises or half-heartedness. There must be an absolute commitment to Jesus -- his standards (example and commands), his empowering and his glory.

Michael Wilcock envisages Jesus speaking today; `Suppose I were to lead you towards work in which income would be lower, or your prospects more uncertain (humanly speaking), and your accustomed standard of living non-existent? Or suppose I were to ask you to do something for me which according to most people of your class and background is simply "not done"? Or suppose I were to summon you to my service with such a peremptory call that your nearest and dearest would have to be left without an explanation? Would you even then come my way?'

The call of Christ must take priority even over the call of medicine! The most difficult choices in life are not between the good and the evil, but between the good and the best.

Gracious Father, we thank you that your Son, our Saviour,
fully complied with every one of the demands which he
enjoins upon his followers; help us by your Holy Spirit so
to follow him by setting priorities and making our values,
attitudes and work fit for your kingdom.

Further reading: Mk 10:32-34. Heb 12:1-2.

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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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Government Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill – Prevent Duty Guidance - 30/1/2015

We affirm the importance of free speech on campus, and recognise the potential risk of misuse of higher education institutions as platforms for drawing people into terrorism. However we are concerned that the guidance as currently drafted would have a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of association, wholly disproportionate to its impact...

Department of Justice, Northern Ireland - consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion - 16/1/2015

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice seeks a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a 'lethal fetal abnormality'. Further, the Department is also considering doing so in relation to cases of rape and incest. Finally, they are considering if there should be a right to conscientious objection for those...

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vacancies at CMF

Administrative Assistant

Following an internal promotion, Christian Medical Fellowship is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to work in the Central Services group. This is an opportunity to be part of a busy team whose members work in accounting, database management and information technology. This role supports the key database and accounting infrastructure of the organisation and offers the opportunity to not only use existing skills but also acquire new skills through training and experience.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Making membership database changes.
  • Entering new and updating existing direct debits and standing orders in the membership database.
  • Dealing with incoming membership correspondence.
  • Producing regular outgoing correspondence with members.

This is a permanent position for three days a week at CMF's office in London.

Contact details:

For further details including a job description, application form and salary details please email recruitment@cmf.org.uk or phone Gwen Gowers on 020 7234 9663.

Closing date: Midnight on Monday 6th April 2015