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Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

The new SEYM Field Secretary for Earthcare position, the needs of our Youth Program, and how to encourage more participation in SEYM were among the key issues taken up by Friends gathered for Fall Interim Business Meeting. About 40 Friends attended FIBM, held at the St. Petersburg Meetinghouse October 3rd.

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Friends Shocked By Bombing Of Kunduz Hospital, Ask For Investigation & Reparations

Friends Shocked by Bombing of Kunduz Hospital, Ask for Investigation & Reparations

As SEYM Friends sat in committee meetings at Fall Interim Business Meeting last Saturday morning, they were shocked by news of the US bombing of the MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. In the afternoon business session, Warren Hoskins, clerk of the Peace & Social Concerns…

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Clearwater Friends Host Forum on Moral Injury

The trauma experienced by thousands of veterans has been responsible for the increase in veterans' suicides, domestic violence and drug abuse. The Veterans Administration has chosen to label this condition as “moral injury”. However, many authorities refer to it as “soul injury”, and the healing process as “soul repair.” This…

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ProNica: New Video On The Acahualinca Women’s Center

ProNica: New Video on the Acahualinca Women's Center

There’s a new video out about the Acahualinca Women’s Center, a ProNica partner. The video tells the story of how the Women's Center and its Cosmetology School transform the life of Merari, a poor single mother of three, giving her a new career and new hope. The ‘Beauty School’ was started…

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ProNica Update

ProNica Update

For those who choose to try to, “live a life that takes away the occasion for war,” Nicaragua continues to offer many opportunities, and ProNica continues to pursue them. First of all, we are appealing to everyone reading these words to seriously consider joining us for a week or so…

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Tampa Meeting Breaks Ground For New Meetinghouse

Tampa Meeting Breaks Ground for New Meetinghouse

On First Day, April 19th, it was with great joy that we broke out the shovels to celebrate the beginning of construction on our new meetinghouse. As we joined hands standing within the space that will hold our worship, we felt so blessed to be on this journey together. We…

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Field Secretary For Earthcare Approved

Field Secretary for Earthcare Approved

This past SEYM Gathering, Friends took a huge leap of faith when they approved five Minutes for the establishment and funding of a new, unique position of Field Secretary for Earthcare. Over the duration of the Gathering, Friends were led by spirit to diligently discern how to move forward these…

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