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CMF news: winter 2005

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Speaking Out

The 2004 autumn conference season - six weekend conferences, six day conferences and six Saline Solution training days - was a great blessing for those involved. I was greatly encouraged personally by the teaching and fellowship and if you managed to make it to one or more of these events...

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Members’ News

Congratulations On their awards and appointments Alison Jackson MD Paul Jakeman MSc and FRCGP Helen Barratt MA Bioethics James May MA Bioethics James Paul MA Bioethics Jason Roach MA Bioethics If you have recently received an award, a new appointment or postgraduate qualification please let us know for the next edition of CMF News. Movements Outgoing Yeow Mei Ean (OXFORD) to...

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Staff and Office News

Recent Changes During 2004, in addition to our normal ministry activities, we increased our office space by 200%, merged with MMA Healthserve, implemented a new computer system, appointed eight new staff including an Associate General Secretary, supported four ICMDA regional conferences, ran fourteen Saline Solution day conferences,...

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Students

Student Leaders’ Conference This kicked off the academic year at the Gaines centre in Worcestershire on 24-26 September. Alex Bunn (former London staffworker) spoke very well on Nehemiah (talks available on CD from pubs@cmf.org.uk). Numbers were low, prompting us to rethink dates for 2005 as the long summer break and freshers’...

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Events, conferences and resources

Upcoming Events Twenty two CMF events take place from 1 January to 31 May including four weekend conferences (Irish, National Students, Student Leaders, National Doctors), eight Saline Solution training days, four specialty breakfasts and two student elective days. In addition local students, juniors and doctors groups meet regularly around the country....

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Finance Matters

We have recently dubbed Charles Otim ‘The Flying African’ (imagine, if you will the Flying Scotsman steam train, rather than the African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn!). The finance wheels are certainly beginning to spin, and there is plenty of steam as we make the new Oracle membership...

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Juniors

Surviving House-Years book The early years as a junior are often tough: after the relative safety of student life, suddenly the ‘rubber hits the road’. Maintaining Christian vitality and standing up for Christ is more difficult than ever in the face of long hours, shift work, and little time to spend...

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Publications

As CMF News went to press Andrew Fergusson’s new book Hard Questions about Health and Healing was at page proof stage and about to be printed. A special order form was sent with the last CMF News. If you have not ordered a copy it is not too late. Bernard Palmer’s...

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Evangelism

Over a year has passed since CMF’s second aim was amended to read ‘To encourage Christian doctors and medical students to be witnesses for Christ among all those they meet.’ In that time we have held sixteen Saline Solution day conferences at various venues around the country: recently in Nottingham,...

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Ethics

The Select Committee reviewing Lord Joffe’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill has now finished taking oral evidence and is expected to report to the House of Lords in the New Year when a decision will be taken about whether to take the proposed bill forward. The majority of...

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Media

The autumn media training courses were well supported. Participants are often surprised by how much they learn in a short space of time, although perhaps wishing the day was longer too. Basic courses were held in Manchester and Northern Ireland - where some of the Love for Life team were...

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Mission Matters

Looking forward, looking back The beginning of a new year is traditionally a time to review the past and prepare for the year ahead. In the last year we have merged with MMA HealthServe and developed a multidisciplinary overseas department while at the same time undertaking the Office move. The merger...

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Allied Professions

Since joining the CMF office team in April, I have been busy unravelling the process of the merger between MMA and CMF, as well as starting to mobilise allied health professionals into mission. During this time I have been to the Nurses’ Christian Fellowship International Congress in Seoul, South Korea, where...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association

Exciting Developments in Nepal After a most thrilling and blessed Asia Pacific Regional ICMDA Conference in New Delhi, India (20-24 October) it was a great joy for Priscilla and me to travel together with some of the 10 Nepali delegates who were returning home. All stress of travel to Kathmandu for...

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