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summer 2008

From CMF news - summer 2008 - Communications and Publications [p5]

Electronic issues

Are you getting e-communications?

For more than a year, CMF has been sending out roughly monthly an eNewsletter with links to let you read as much or as little as you have time and inclination for. We have had encouraging feedback from members who appreciate the news itself and the convenience. In addition we have sent other emails, such as urgent updates about the HFE Bill, and occasionally we email particular subsets of our database.

We have had some glitches with mass mail outs we trust are now sorted, but the purpose of this note is to check that if you can receive these electronic updates, you are doing so. If you don't receive them, you may of course be one of the few without email, or may have chosen to limit your email.

But if you have email, would like the updates, and are not getting them, then:

  • Does CMF not have your email address?
  • Or have you changed it and not told us?

If either might be the case, then please let us know:

[1] Is your spam filter diverting emails it 'thinks' are spam? You may want to keep an eye on your spam filter, and/or set a 'trusted sender' in it. Add and

Queries and comments welcome.

CMF website selected for national archiving

In May, CMF was honoured to be approached by the British Library with an invitation to participate in the national web preservation programme by having our website archived under special licence. The Library selects sites to represent aspects of UK documentary heritage so that they will always remain available to researchers as hardware and software change in the future.

The British Library works in collaboration with leading UK institutions in the UK Web Archiving Consortium. Their archive can be seen at

Many media researchers from around the world come to us having surfed our site initially and we receive many complimentary comments. Material is added to at least weekly, and a more attractive homepage is on its way. We hope to add more functionality and more features.

Day of prayer and fellowship

As part of the growing partnership between Healthcare Christian Fellowship and CMF, Hope for Healthcare is a day for prayer and fellowship open to all with a heart for healthcare:

  • Thursday 4 September. 10am – 4pm
  • Harrow International Christian Centre, 205 Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2TP
  • Guest speakers: Dr Arul Anketell (South Asia) and Dr Denise Meisburg (USA)
  • Details and registration: David/Zoe Kampta: 020 8863 6809 / 07748 178 212. Email

Conferences + courses

New Word Alive 2009

This Bible-based conference is a partnership between UCCF and Keswick Ministries. There will be two separate events next spring, and CMF is expecting to be represented in a bioethics track, possibly with Peter Saunders as a keynote speaker.

  • The Haven Holiday Park, Pwllheli, north Wales
  • 30 March – 4 April. Pre-school provision, student track, full adult programme
  • 4 – 9 April. Children's, youth, and full adult programmes Bookings now open, and conferences likely to fill up quickly. Details and brochure

MA in Bioethics

This popular course at St Mary's University College, Twickenham has been taken by many CMF members, and registration is now invited for the next academic year, starting late September. The course can be one year full time, or three years part time by attendance on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings or by distance learning.

The course is based on the Hippocratic tradition and Judeo- Christian ethics, but considers a wide variety of perspectives. Modules include the human person and action, end of life ethics, the professional-patient relationship, religious bioethics, and health and social responsibility.

Details and applications to Professor David Jones on

GP course in the Holy Land

Dr Michael Ingram of 'Conference Plus' has let CMF know of a course this November in the Holy Land that might particularly interest GP members.

The course is of generalist nature and will consist of postgraduate medical education, delivered by UK based speakers, but both venue and associated tours have been chosen to fit in with the spiritual beliefs of British doctors of all religious persuasions. The course is to be held in Jerusalem, and as well as organising tours and events in this special city, day trips to Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and many of the Christian sites are offered. There is also a pre-conference extension to Jordan and to Petra and Jerash.

The educational content and format are specifically aimed at the professional development of UK GPs and 'Conference Plus' has 16 years' experience combining high quality education with the opportunity to explore and experience some very special places. It is totally independent and receives no sponsorship, funding or influence from any pharmaceutical or commercial company. All costs are met by the participants themselves, which ensures independence educationally and a warm, participative atmosphere.


Article written by Andrew Fergusson

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