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CMF news: spring 2006

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Care Not Killing

A new alliance to promote palliative care and oppose euthanasia was launched on Tuesday 31 January.[1] The Care Not Killing Alliance [2] now consists of 32 organisations including the Christian Medical Fellowship, the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland, the British Council of Disabled People, RADAR (Royal...

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Fellowship news

By the time you receive this newsletter the CMF National Conference on 28-30 April will be almost upon us.You should have received two mailings of the conference booking form by now and we hope you are able to join us. This year's theme is 'Choosing God's Way' and the main...

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Members News

Congratulations On their awards and appointments Nan Hill was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours Margaret Keighley was awarded MBE in the New Year's Honours for services in General Practice Maurice McC Burrows awarded the John Snow Silver Medal Leslie Hamilton has been appointed President Elect of...

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Students

Returning from the National Students' Conference on 10-12 February, I was struck with a palpable sense of what God is doing amongst CMF's students. 330 were present to hear Mark Ashton's challenging talks from Matthew 16-18 and Peter Saunders' excellent conference address on Radical Discipleship in Medicine – an electrifying...

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Ethics

Our main focus currently is Lord Joffe's Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill, which is due for its second reading (debate stage) in the House of Lords on 12 May, the day after the anniversary of Diane Pretty's death from motor neurone disease. As featured in the CMF News...

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Media

Two media training days have been arranged for May. The first is a training day for psychiatrists on Monday 15 May when the interviews will be focusing on topics in psychiatry that tend to make the news. The second is a basic media-training day on Tuesday 16 May. Both events...

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Junior Doctors

Recent events About 30 attended a Saline Solution Day especially for juniors, on Saturday 11 March in London. If you want to be better prepared for the opportunities you have to share your faith with patients, colleagues and friends then look out for future Saline events. The first Christians...

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Evangelism

In the New Testament we often find people crossing cultural barriers in order to communicate Christ. Paul is an outstanding example; in Athens we find him quoting secular poets and speaking of an altar to an unknown God at the most popular public meeting place, the Areopagus. He then proceeds...

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Allied Professions

The Allied Professions Work has been busy over the winter – working with Christian Nurses and Midwives towards charity registration, with Christian Therapists'Network towards an administrative support role, and with both groups in helping with the organisation and administration of the joint conference held 3-5 March in Oswestry. The joint...

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Publications

Mad, Bad and Sad Progress on this book addressing issues at the interface of Christianity and Psychiatry has been very slow due to pressures in the CMF office, but we are now at the stage of typesetting and approval of a cover, and printing should follow very soon. The book...

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Mission Matters

Student Conference The HealthServe team were all involved in the recent Students' Conference. Seminars on The Global Health Crisis and A Radical Career Path by Steve Fouch and myself were very well attended. Laura was able to input and answer many questions about electives and other overseas matters from those...

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International Christian Medical and Dental Association

ICMDA Short Term Missions For many years ICMDA member organisations have been involved in short term missions as an outreach to neighbouring countries. Those who have participated and shared in this experience have benefited enormously in their own spiritual journeys. This adds further to the value these outreach projects are...

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Staff news and finance

Assistant Student Secretary Alex Bunn has joined the staff in mid February to strengthen our student work, working alongside Mark Pickering for the next two years – this is a very exciting new development as it enables more effort to be put into strengthening our student ministry. Many will know...

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