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Student Conference - 13-15 Feb 2015 Delighting in the Trinity - details & bookings
Student Conference - 13-15 Feb 2015
Delighting in the Trinity - details & bookings
National Conference - 24-26 April 2015 Hope in a World of Suffering - more details
National Conference - 24-26 April 2015
Hope in a World of Suffering - more details
Introducing - The Human Journey Thinking biblically about health
Introducing - The Human Journey
Thinking biblically about health
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Saline Solution - Coventry
CLM Church, The Welcome Centre, Coventry
Saturday 7 March
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Malawi floods
Report by Dr Jane Bates, palliative care doctor,
Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi

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CMF East Anglia Conference
Serving in Babylon: The Christian in today's NHS
28 February, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
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The Human Journey - UCB Interview

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CMF's Head of Communications, John Martin, speaks to UCB Radio about The Human Journey, our new resource for churches. Originally broadcast on Monday 19 January 2015.

Interview reproduced courtesy of UCB


Duration: 6 mins

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The Human JourneyThe Doctor's Life of FaithFacing InfertilityStudent Nurse/Midwife Gift MembershipNurse/Midwife Gift MembershipGraduate CMF Gift MembershipStudent CMF Gift MembershipThe Electives HandbookShort-Term Medical WorkCMF LanyardSurviving the Foundation YearsHeroes of Faith: audio talks from 2012 CMF National Graduates' ConferenceUnwanted Same-Sex AttractionServing Christ in Medicine (audio)Foundations - a survival guide for junior doctorsAt a given momentCode RedMatters of Life & Death (fully revised)Hard Questions about Health and HealingI Could Do That!Mad, Bad or Sad?Can it be Me?Travelling LightComplementary & Alternative MedicineChristians in the firing lineGunning for GodGod - I've got cancerDoctor's Life Support 3Attitudes to ageing and dyingSingle MissionA Call to Spiritual ReformationGospel centred workIf God, then what?Is God anti-gay?One to one bible readingThe CrossThe Good GodWill you be my Facebook friend?Sex, dating and relationshipsThe Reason for GodThe Single IssueThe FightChristian BeliefsCross-examinedThe Hole in Our GospelWhen helping hurtsThe Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely ConvertGenerous JusticeGood News to the PoorChanged Agents - Nine Years in NepalRich Christians in an Age of HungerI'm Not Supposed To Feel Like ThisMicah's Challenge - The Church's Responsibility to the Global PoorGod's Undertaker (Has Science buried God?)Operation WorldBiblical and pastoral responses to homosexualityGoing Public With Your FaithHow to Read the Bible for All its WorthJust Sex - Is it ever just sex?Thorn in the Flesh, ATracing the Rainbow - Walking Through Loss and BereavementSTRESS Sources & SolutionsGenius, Grief & GraceConfident Christianity (Special Packs)Working AbroadRe-tyred not Retired
events

February 2015

Delighting in the Trinity - Student Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 13-15 February 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: Students, and student nurses
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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East Anglia Day Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 28 February 2015
Where: Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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March 2015

Saline Solution Coventry

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 7 March 2015
Where: CLM Church at The Welcome Centre, Coventry
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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April 2015

National Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 24-26 April 2015
Where: Yarnfield Park, Stone, Staffordshire
For: doctors, juniors, nurses, students, allied health professionals
Book online: Online booking available for this event.
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CMF Paediatric Breakfast

this event is run by CMF
When: Wednesday 29 April 2015
Where: The ICC, Birmingham
For: doctors, juniors
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May 2015

Junior Doctors' Retreat

this event is run by CMF
When: 22-24 May 2015
Where: Moyallon Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
For: doctors, juniors, students
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June 2015

Saline Solution Poole

this event is run by CMF
When: Saturday 6 June 2015
Where: Poole
For: doctors, juniors, students, nurses, allied health professionals
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November 2015

National Junior Doctors' Conference

this event is run by CMF
When: 13-15 November 2015
Where: Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire
For: juniors
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devotional

31st January 2015: Body Life

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27

`No man is an island...' So run the all-too-familiar words of John Donne. But the fact remains that far too many Christian doctors are islands separated from the spiritual mainland by a vast sea of time-consuming clinical duties, research projects or hospital committees. Or to change the metaphor to a more medical (and indeed biblical) one, we are like limbs that have become detached from the body. And who more than doctors should be aware of the dangers of that?

Only a few weeks ago, I was talking with a senior colleague when the subject of Christianity came up (as it quite often does, if you pray for sensitive use of such opportunities). `Well actually I would call myself a believer', he said, `although as the years have gone by my belief has had less and less to do with formal church activity'.

Whatever he was a believer in, his statement certainly shows that it was not in the God who is the Lord of the Church, and who has commanded us `not to give up meeting together, as some are doing' (Heb 10:25 GNB).

A widely experienced evangelist told me last week that he felt that the local church where Christians come together for worship and ministry should have more priority in the individual believer's life than any other social factor.

I have had jobs in three very different parts of the United Kingdom since qualifying. On arrival at each locality, as I have been driving round to find the hospital, the first thing that I have looked for en route, is a place to have fellowship with God's people. It's more important than a supermarket, a launderette, a hairdresser or even a good `local' -- vital though these may also prove to be for some of us!

I remember the thrill of driving through the town where I did my first house job. Almost the first thing I noticed was a brightly coloured building with a six-foot high sign and the fish painted on it. God's people meet here, I thought. Although at that moment I did not know a soul in that county, I knew that I would very soon have many brothers and sisters there. And praise God I did!

Of course there are rare occasions when spiritual isolation is forced upon us. But this is not the norm, and every Christian doctor who is able should be found involved in the fellowship of a local church on Sunday. For, as one well-known Christian consultant psychiatrist has put it, `even the witch-doctor must be a member of the tribe'.

Further reading: 1 Cor 12:12-27. Eph 2:19-22, 4:4-16.

TGS

press releases and submissions

Charities unite to express concern about distorted abortion debate (24/10/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship, CARE in Northern Ireland and the Evangelical Alliance Northern Ireland have briefed Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) this week that they are deeply concerned by the possibility of a knee-jerk legislative response based on a misunderstanding of anencephaly, abortion and Northern Ireland's abortion law....
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Failure of CPS to prosecute effectively legalises sex selection abortion in Britain, says CMF (5/9/2013)

The Christian Medical Fellowship has said that the failure of the Crown Prosecution Service to take action in recent cases of sex selection abortions and pre-signing of abortion forms raises serious questions about its role in upholding the law. The CPS has this week opted to take no further action in regard to two named doctors who sought to...
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Department of Justice, Northern Ireland - consultation on amending the criminal law on abortion - 16/1/2015

The Northern Ireland Department of Justice seeks a change in the law that would permit abortion in cases where the unborn baby has a 'lethal fetal abnormality'. Further, the Department is also considering doing so in relation to cases of rape and incest. Finally, they are considering if there should be a right to conscientious objection for those...

Evidence to the House of Lords' Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on regulations to permit mitochondrial donation - 6/1/2015

Regulations to permit mitochondrial donation to prevent the transmission of serious mitochondrial disease from mother to child have been published by the Public Health Secretary. The regulations raise a number of safety, efficacy and ethical issues. We set out some of the more recent safety concerns in this written submission from CMF to the...

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