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Miami Friends Minute Support For Standing Rock Sioux

Miami Friends Minute Support for Standing Rock Sioux

Miami Friends Meeting, at their Meeting for Business on September 18, approved this minute of support for the Standing Rock Sioux in their actions to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL): "The Dakota Access pipeline, which is being built by the Dallas-based company Energy Transfer Partners, endangers…

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Colombian Peace Accords & Peacebuilding En Las Americas

Colombian Peace Accords & Peacebuilding En Las Americas

Cece Yocum (Tampa), currently serving as clerk of Peacebuilding En Las Americas and our SEYM Representative on Friends Peace Teams, sends us news that the Colombian Peace Accords are opening many new needs and opportunities for their peace-building and reconciliation work. While the signing of the Peace Accords ends the…

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My Week At FGC Gathering 2016

My Week at FGC Gathering 2016

I came to Friends General Conference 2016 Gathering at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota entering a completely new role at Gathering that I have never experienced before. This seems abnormal considering the vast number of roles and work I’ve taken on at Gathering. From marching on Wendy’s in…

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Organizing For Climate Justice: Conference At Pendle Hill

Organizing for Climate Justice: Conference at Pendle Hill

The Powerful Faith-Based Organizing for Climate Justice Conference, hosted by Pendle Hill June 16-19, was attended by thirty-four participants from across the country, including myself, Beverly Ward (Tampa Meeting). This “conference for inspiration, education, and networking”  focused on three areas for climate justice work: Lobbying and Moral Advocacy Strategic Nonviolent Direct Action…

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Executive Committee Responds To Orlando Tragedy

Executive Committee Responds to Orlando Tragedy

The SEYM Executive Committee, in their meeting on June 18th at the Tampa Meetinghouse, centered into the silence over the mass shootings in Orlando earlier in the week. Friends voiced their grief. Some spoke of how people in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and other cities are also being affected---as friends and…

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A Covering Of Love: News From Orlando Meeting

A Covering of Love: News from Orlando Meeting

Friends around the world gathered for worship in their Meetings and homes at 7pm (est) on June 14th, coming together as a community to create a covering of love in response to the June 12th massacre at a nightclub in Orlando. Orlando Meeting had sent out the invitation to worship…

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SEYM Gathering 2016 Photo Galleries

SEYM Gathering 2016 Photo Galleries

About 135 Friends gathered at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park Florida for an amazing 5 days of community, worship, worship sharing, workshops, intergenerational fun, and a great Youth Program. Enjoy these photos...and save the date for next year's Gathering, April 12-16, 2017. Click on any thumbnail to see…

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