A book by Steve Chase, Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction To The Quaker Way, published by Quaker Press last June, has been quoted in an editorial in The Canadian Friend magazine and reviewed in the November issues of both the Friends Journal and the British magazine The Friend. The British editor of The Friend called Chase, core faculty in AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies, “a leading American Quaker.”
The Friends Journal reprinted the first chapter of the book in its December issue; you can find it online here. The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting also chose Chase’s book for its “One Book, One Yearly Meeting,” and it is being discussed by many Quaker meetings and congregations.
Letters has also led to several speaking offers. Chase will give the annual Stephen Cary Lecture at Pendle Hill, a Quaker retreat and study center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, on May 21. In June, he will give keynote addresses at the annual gathering of the Inter-Mountain Yearly Meeting of Friends in New Mexico and the annual conference of the Friends Association for Higher Education at Malone University, Canton, Ohio.
Chase founded AUNE’s master’s program in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability.