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CMF news: spring 2005

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Voting on principle

In the run up to the general election the comments of Opposition leader Michael Howard about lowering the legal limit for social abortions from 24 to 20 weeks have generated a storm of controversy; with the Anglican and Catholic Archbishops both calling for a fresh debate and pictures of babies...

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Staff News

New Appointments Sarah Gwynne Sarah Gwynne has just been appointed as CMF South- West Staffworker, working four sessions a week for two years from the beginning of February 2005. She will be based in Cardiff and will be supporting medical students and junior doctors in Cardiff, Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth. Sarah...

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Events, conferences and resources

Upcoming CMF Events National Conference The power of God transforms both individuals and communities and ‘Transformed by the Living God’ is the theme of the CMF national conference at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire on 22-24 April 2005. The main Bible Reader is Spanish Psychiatrist and popular Word Alive Speaker...

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Allied Professions

The New Year has seen some important developments in our work with the nursing, midwifery and allied health professions. A major development was the closure of the office of the Nurses’ Christian Fellowship International (NCFI) in Kent on 1 January. NCFI is the nursing equivalent of ICMDA, and is actively...

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Students

Real Right Through We had an excellent National Students’ Conference on 21-23 January. Altogether around 330 of us joined to hear Richard Cunningham of UCCF expound 1 John under the title ‘Real Right Through’ - an excellent set of three talks that focussed on the importance of standing up for the...

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Junior Doctors

Website The newly revamped CMF website now has a section especially for juniors at: www.cmf.org.uk/ fellowship/juniors/. Find out about the pastoral care scheme, open house meetings, juniors’ conferences and much more. It’s also a way for you to get in touch with us to let us know what else we could...

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Evangelism

Who gets involved with evangelism? ‘There is one thing that Christians and non-Christians have in common. They both hate evangelism.’ When I first heard these words during a Saline Solution conference some time ago, I noticed that many around the room were nodding their heads and smiling as they recognised their...

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Publications

Andrew Fergusson’s new book Hard Questions about Health and Healing is now published and we are almost through sending out over three hundred back orders. If you have not yet ordered a copy, and would like to, then please use the order slip within Triple Helix where we are still...

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Ethics

The Select Committee reviewing Lord Joffe’s Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill was due to report on 4 April as CMF News went to press. The Mental Capacity Bill had gone through report stage and was due for a final vote before Parliament closed in the run up to...

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Misssion Matters

CMF Tsunami Appeal Thanks to all those who gave so generously to CMF’s Appeal following the Boxing Day Tsunami which altogether raised over £22,000 from members to support relief work, re-establishment of healthcare services and rebuilding of local communities in Sri Lanka, India, the Andaman Islands and Indonesia. The money will...

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Media

The first two media training events this year are focusing on the need to campaign against euthanasia. This will be the topic for discussion in both radio and TV practice interviews. Thursday 19 May Basic training, Church House, Westminster. Friday/Saturday 20-21 May Advanced training, Bushey studios near London. If you would like to...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA)

Out of Africa At the Southern Africa ICMDA Regional Con– ference at Lake Malawi in April/May 2004, God's Spirit urged all who were there to 'Change our lives and change our lands'. Two events of mission outreach during December 2004 tell of the way this continues to happen. Groups from...

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Finance matters

Writing just before Easter and a fortnight’s holiday, I have a very grateful heart, and I am full of thanks and praise to our almighty God! (And my smile really has returned!) The mountain of finance backlog created by the problems of 2004, and the implementation of the new membership...

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