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CMF news: autumn 2002

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Bearing Witness

Albania was a closed country until 1990. The dictator president Enva Hoxha, who had committed himself to establishing the world's first atheist state, had vowed that Albania would not be free until the last Christian priest had been strangled with the intestines of the last Muslim mullah. Churches and mosques...

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New Appointments

KERRY WATERFIELD has just been appointed as North-East CMF Staffworker, working four sessions a week for two years from the beginning of September 2002. Kerry will be based in Newcastle and will be supporting medical students and junior doctors in Newcastle, Durham and Leeds. Kerry is originally from Northern Ireland...

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New staff still needed

Assistant General Secretary We are looking to develop CMF's ministry further by appointing a full time medically qualified Assistant General Secretary to work alongside Peter Saunders and share his current duties covering the full range of CMF's activities. Postgraduate medical qualification required, along with significant experience in Christian ministry and administration,...

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Members' news

Congratulations On their postgraduate qualifications Timothy Nunn MRCS On their awards and appointments Alison Fiander Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Wales, College of Medicine in Cardiff If you have recently received an award, a new appointment or postgraduate qualification please let us know for the next edition of...

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Evangelism

Confident Christianity The apostles shared their faith in words people understood, in an environment where their hearers felt comfortable, and with opportunity for discussion. So should we! Confident Christianity is a one-day evangelism training course with a difference that employs just these principles. Since 1989 over 2,000 doctors, medical students and...

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Conference Reports

Media Training Days This year's basic media training days have now finished with the London, Sheffield and Liecester events in September bringing the 2002 total to five. Over 90 CMF members have now attended a basic media training day and a number have spoken on radio and television since. We are...

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Upcoming conferences

CMF Autumn Conferences The autumn conference season is now well underway and you should have already received publicity for conferences in your region. Weekend regional conferences include Northern Irish (11-13 October), Northern (18-20 October), South-East (8-10 November), and Scottish (8-10 November) and there will be Day Conferences in the Midlands...

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Ethics

CMF Ethics Submissions CMF has recently made submissions to the Lords Chancellor's consultation on Advance Directives and to the Human Genetics Commission consultation on Genetic Testing. These are available on the CMF website at www.cmf.org.uk/ethics/subs/advance.htm and www.cmf.org.uk/ethics/subs/testing.htm respectively. Both consultations have closed but neither has yet reported its findings. New Masters...

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Publications

New Publications The second edition of Bernard Palmer's popular book Cure for Life is now available through CMF. The book has also been translated into Albanian, and we are presently seeking to publish it through a partner organisation in that country. Meanwhile work continues on the other three books mentioned in...

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Students

New Appointments We are delighted that Kerry Waterfield (North-East staffworker) and Becky Petherick (Midlands relay worker) have joined the staff (see page 2 for more details). This brings the CMF student staff to eight. Regional Staffworkers are still needed in North-West England, Scotland and London/East Anglia. Student Staff...

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Mission Matters

Peter Armon writes Many thanks to those who have been in touch following the last newsletter. It's good to know that it's read! I think we have found a home for a few old spectacles, some surgical equipment and books. It's also been good to hear from some who are about...

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Junior Doctors

Junior Doctors' Committee Following a brilliant juniors' conference (p2) we sadly say goodbye to several long-serving members of the junior doctors committee who for various good reasons are moving on: Peter and Emily Barnsdale (emigrating to Canada), Richard Baxter (just married), Charlotte Lewis-Barling (new baby) and Katy Ozanne (mission work in...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association

International Christian Medical and Dental Association ICMDA's XII World Congress held in Taipei, Taiwan, July 2002, saw 660 delegates gathering from more than 60 different countries. Among these were 250 lively students from 45 countries. ICMDA's scholarship fund reached £92,000 and was used to assist 123 graduate physicians and dentists and...

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Finances

2nd quarter accounts for 2002. The Executive approved a balanced budget of £719,000 in February 2002, but 2nd quarter management accounts show income £12,000 below budget and expenditure £18,000 above budget creating a deficit of £28,000 at the half year. This follows annual surpluses of £25,000 and £70,000 respectively in...

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