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2016 Half Yearly Meeting Report

2016 Half Yearly Meeting Report

The four-day gathering at Wekiwa Springs State Park from 24 – 27 November, 2015 was a notable success: an opportunity for quiet reflection, physical activity, learning, and political action. Programs were offered that had an emphasis on the environment, global warming, personal engagement and fun. At the beginning of HYM,…

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Half Yearly Meeting 2016 Photo Gallery

Half Yearly Meeting 2016 Photo Gallery

About 60 Friends attended Half Yearly Meeting over the 4-day Thanksgiving weekend. Many thanks to our photographers: Brian Olson, Jackie Schroeder, Peter Ackerman, and Vicki Carlie. If you have more photos to add, please send them to the SEYM Office. Click on any thumbnail to see the full size picture…

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Give Them A ProNica Gift From The Heart For Christmas

Give Them a ProNica Gift from the Heart for Christmas

In case you were wondering what to get certain friends and family members for Christmas this year, when you donate in someone’s name, ProNica will send a them heartwarming card with a hand written note: “A donation has been made in your honor to ProNica" The beautifully illustrated 11-page card…

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Peace, Peace, Peace: A Song By Peter Crockett

Peace, Peace, Peace: a song by Peter Crockett

After Bridget Moix spoke on "Active Peace" at the 2016 SEYM Gathering, Peter Crockett (St. Petersburg Meeting) was inspired to start writing a song. He finished it just recently while traveling across the country with Davida. He sends us this video of "Peace, Peace, Peace:"

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Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing Our History & Ourselves

Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing Our History & Ourselves

Native American leaders point to boarding schools as major contributors to cultural genocide and ongoing trauma and pain. Native people are taking many steps to address the trauma in their communities. As part of a hoped for truth and reconciliation process, they have also said that it would be helpful…

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Visions Of Peace

Visions of Peace

Jacksonville Monthly Meeting and Veterans for Peace joined together to produce “Visions of Peace,” an event to celebrate the UN’s International Day of Peace on September 21st. Held at the Florida Christian Center, the event drew a diverse crowd of about 80 people from all over the community for an…

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FsEarthcare Processing

fsEarthcare Processing

Thoughts, musings, queries, and other troubles on my mind... The approval of my employment as the Field Secretary for Earthcare for Southeastern Yearly Meeting has touched me deeply on many levels. One of my first jobs was working with the clerk of Groveland Baptist Church, Birmingham (AL). This early link…

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