Banquet Auction and Ticket Contest

Silent Auction Contributions Needed

We are pleased to announce our Fourth Annual Dinner and Fund Raising Banquet, which will be held at the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, PA on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Prior to the start of our program, there will be a 75-minute reception with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres to provide guests with the opportunity to socialize, network, visit vendor exhibits and participate in the silent auction.

We hope you can help us to raise funds by contributing an item to the silent auction. Items needed include, but are not limited to:

  • Tickets to professional athletic events or Broadway plays
  • Spa gift certificates
  • Jewelry
  • Concert Tickets
  • Romantic Travel Packages or cruises
  • Family Weekend Getaway Trips
  • Electronics
  • Designer handbags
  • Fur coats
  • Handmade Exotic Rugs
  • Gift Cards or Certificates
  • A Hajj Trip package

If you are contributing an item, kindly send us an e-mail at info@philadelphia.cair.com or contact us by phone at 267-515-6710 advising us what you will be providing and the suggested starting price for the auction. You can then bring the item to the event, or preferably send it to our office via US mail.

Sincerely,

Sehr Rana
Executive Committee Member
Silent Auction Chair

Banquet Ticket Contest

Be one of the first three to correctly answer the following questions and receive half off your banquet ticket:

  1. What year was CAIR-PA established?
  2. Name one course that CAIR-PA offered this year.
  3. What is the mission of CAIR-PA?

Good luck!

Focus Article

The Natural Law of Compassionate Justice: A Missing Dimension of Religion in the Public Square
Dr. Robert Dickson Crane

The underlying difference among premises in current debates about religion in the public square comes from the conviction that “religion” is inherently self-serving and aggressive and therefore should be dropped in favor of the “Golden Rule”. This conflicts with the conviction that religion at its highest ethical level informed by love of God and neighbor is precisely the most powerful embodiment and expression of the Golden Rule.

A good question is whether there is any possible common ground in the premise of natural law, since it has been gaining ground in recent years in all of the world religions as a new paradigm. Unfortunately, the subject of natural law itself has been a subject of bitter confrontation in America because the Great American Experiment was founded upon it. Unfortunately, both religious extremists and humanistic extremists have railed against it, allegedly as a covert threat from the Vatican, simply because Roman Catholic scholars over the centuries have been the most sophisticated developers in Europe of natural law theory.

Actually the most sophisticated concept of natural law was developed jointly by Islamic, Jewish, and Christian scholars in what is known as Andalus or Muslim Spain during and after the Crusades.

World Commentary

  1. Mullen Wary of Israeli Attack on Iran by Ray McGovern
  2. Exit Strategies for Afghanistan and Iraq by Tom Hayden
  3. America’s Locust Years by Bob Burnett