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SEYM Publications offers over 50 titles for sale in print and 4 in ebook formats. All print publications are available from the SEYM Office: office@seym.org, and for sale at our Yearly Meeting and Interim Business Meeting gatherings. We offer discounts for quantity orders: 10% off for 10 or more; 20% off for 20 or more; 40% for bookstores, including Yearly Meeting bookstores.

New Pamphlets

new pamphlets are $6, with discounts on quantity orders. Order via e-mail: office@seym.org

From My Measure of the Light: Reflections on Human Rights & Our Duty to the Stranger  •  Susan Waltz   the 2017 Michener Lecture

WaltzCOVER_3Susan Waltz shares her spiritual journey and experiences of working in the international human rights movement for 40 years—most notably in volunteer service to Amnesty International. In relating stories of her friendships with North African people, she shows how we can discover our common humanity and create community. She explores the spiritual ground of human equality and commitment to care for the stranger, which “impels us to act with compassion and empathy for those who in many ways (or even, most ways) we recognize as ‘unlike’ us.” Susan also talks about Human Rights as a Collective Good, the UN Declaration of Human Rights, and our responsibility to stand up for the rights of others and respond to the plight of refugees and immigrants.  •  Dr. Susan Waltz is Professor at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She has 40 years experience in the field of Human Rights, including serving as chair of Amnesty International’s governing board, and serving on the national board of AFSC.

Active Peace: Friends’ Ministry of Hope in a Despairing World Ÿ Bridget Moix   the 2016 Walton Lecture  

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moixcvrbwBridget offers six ‘stones’ to empower us to live and practice a spiritually grounded, pragmatic, and prophetic ministry of peace. • Bridget Moix has worked for AFSC, FCNL, QUNO, Casa de los Amigos, and other organizations. She currently teaches Quaker Social Witness at Haverford and works with Peace Direct.

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The Undivided Life: Being Spiritual and Political • Diane Randall.   The 2016 Michener Lecture

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Randall COVERb&wWhat calls us to act in the world with love? How is our witness as Friends evidenced in our political lives? Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of FCNL, speaks about Friends’ witness and lobbying for peace, justice, and sustainability.

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Creating Space for Community: Both Inside & Out • Nancy Irving.  the 2015 Walton Lecture

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Irving cover MasterFriends’ testimony of Community pulls together the range of Quaker values, and informs all we do together. Creating deeper Community requires preparation and willingness to be transformed. • Nancy Irving has long experience working with groups, including serving with FWCC, both in the Section of the Americas and as General Secretary of the FWCC World Office.

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Vision de Hermanos: The Work of Kinship Benigno Sanchez-Eppler.   the 2015 Michener Lecture, In English and Spanish.

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Benigno Sanchez-Eppler COVERBenigno speaks about “recovering our Quaker economic traditions, and our mix of industry and integrity, simplicity and abundance, and how that history may bring new visions and new opportunities” for Quakers in South and North America. • Benigno Sanchez-Eppler has a rich experience of service, ministry, and sojourning with Friends in New England YM, Cuba, Peru, Bolivia, and the US Pacific Northwest, most recently serving as translator for FWCC and Co-Clerk of the Quaker Youth Pilgrimage.   

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Quakers in the 21st Century: Lost–or Found—in Space?  J. Brent Bill  the 2014 Walton Lecture

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Quakers in 21st c_Master cover“Does the Quaker way fit now? Does it work now? What’s our future—immediate and long term? Let’s look at how we, with God’s help, can fit into this brave new world.” • Brent Bill is a seasoned Friend—an author, congregational consultant, retreat leader, and recorded Friends minister. He has written more than 20 books, including Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality and Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment.   the 2014 Walton Lecture 

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Growing the Beloved Community • Deborah Fisch  the 2014 Michener Lecture

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fisch-ebook-gw-coverDeborah Fisch spoke out of the silence for this 2014 Michener Lecture, telling us stories about getting to know each other on a deeper level and nourish community. She encourages us to take opportunities to be present with each other, to share our stories and listen to each other, to be faithful in ministry, and to be present together in seeking and following leadings of the Spirit.

Deborah Fisch is a member of Paullina Meeting in Iowa, affiliated with Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative. She is sojourning at Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting. She served for over 17 years as Associate Secretary of Ministries for Friends General Conference and as coordinator of the FGC Traveling Ministry Program. Deaborah also served as presiding clerk of Iowa Yearly Meeting Conservative for 12 years, and as assistant clerk for the eight years prior. She has led many retreats and workshops and consulted with dozens of yearly and monthly meetings throughout the years.

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SEYM Faith & Practice


The intent of the Faith & Practice Committee in writing this edition of the SEYM Faith & Practice was to make it a straight forward teachable document, easy to read, and easy to be used in our meetings and by all Friends. With those uses in mind, it is offered to you at a reduced price of $16 (the suggested retail price for a comparable book would normally be about $22).

To Order, e-mail the SEYM office at office@seym.org. $16 + shipping. Discounts: 10% for orders over 10, 20% for orders over 20, 40% for bookstores.

To purchase in eBook formats:

Note: SEYM Publications will resume posting the SEYM Faith & Practice on this website when our costs of producing the book in print and eBook formats have been reasonably recouped.


  • The Little Quaker Book of De-Clutter by Ellie Caldwell, 2010. Proceeds from sales benefit our Youth Program.  $6 + shipping
  • Marriage & Commitment, Separation & Divorce. SEYM, 2006. This chapter of Faith & Practice is inclusive of same-gender marriage. $4 + shipping

Walton Lecture & Michener Lecture Pamphlets

To order pamphlets, e-mail your request to the SEYM Office: office@seym.org. All are $4 + shipping, unless otherwise noted. We offer discounts for orders over 10.

Our Walton & Michener Lectures are a rich resource! Browse by topic and title:

Spiritual Journey Through Music (with CD), Tom Neilson, 2012 WL, $12 + shipping

Being Fully Present to God, Deborah Shaw, 2005 ML

Experiencing the Gift of New Life: Stories of My Spiritual Journey, Joe Volk, 2000

How Do I Know It’s a Leading? Ruth Hyde Paine, 1992 ML (reprint 2002)

Change and Preservation in the Same Current, Lloyd Lee Wilson, 2011 ML

Quakers and the Jesus of History,  Betsy Neale and Richard Mitchell, 2010 WL

Deeply Rooted: Alive in the Spirit, Marcelle Martin, 2009 ML

The Foundations of Liberal Quakerism, Stephen W. Angell, 2008 WL

Seeking After Christ, Frank Massey, 2006 ML

Convinced Quakerism, Ben Pink Dandelion, 2003 WL

Finding Our Sacred Ground: Quakerism’s Place in a Globalized Future, Daniel A. Seeger, 2001 ML

Witnessing the Varieties of Truth, Clara & Eduardo Diaz, 2000 ML

Making Sense of the Century: Some Modern Quaker Ideologies, John Punshon, 1993 ML

Prophets, Midwives & Thieves: Reclaiming the Ministry of the Whole, Noah Baker Merrill , 2013 ML ($6 + shipping)

Listening to Hear: Deepening Faith, Nurturing Community, Patty Levering, 2012 ML

The ‘Present’ of Quakerism: Young Adults, Stoph & Maia Hallward, 2010 ML

Intimations of Renewal in New York Yearly Meeting, Linda Chidsey, 2005 WL

Shaped by the Light: The Quaker Experience of Worship, Community, and Transformation, Michael Wajda & Alison Levie, 2001 WL

The Hidden Center and Outward Scaffolding of Quaker Spiritual Community, Patricia Loring, 1998 ML

Growing Points, Thomas Taylor, 1995 WL

Simple Riches: Reflections on the Work of the Quaker Parent, Judy and Denis Asselin, 1995 ML

Building the Life of the Meeting, William & Frances Taber, 1994, ML (reprinted 2001)

The Blessed Community, Marty Walton, 1993 WL

Leadership and Authority in the Religious Society of Friends, Arthur Larrabee, 2007 WL

Pray and Pay Attention, Charles K. Brown III, 1991 ML (reprinted 2001)

The Quaker Meeting for Business, Douglas Steere, 1982 (reprinted 2005)

Friends Leading: Climate Change: A Crisis of Spirit, Roy Taylor III, 2013 WL ($6 + shipping)

Quaker Racism, Donna McDaniel & Vanessa Julye, 2011 WL

Struggle and Hope, Mary Ellen McNish, 2009 WL

In The Love Of Nature, Steve Smith, 2008 ML

Letting Go of Illusions: Engaging Truth, Healing! Niyonu D. Spann, 2007 ML

Here I Am, Lord, Ernie and Vince Buscemi, 2006 WL

A Vision of Peace, Mary Lord, 2004 WL

New Theory, Old Practice: Nonviolence and Quakers, George Lakey, 2004 ML

Being Truthful, Heather Moir, 2003 ML

Mysticism & Activism: Learning from John Woolman, Michael Birkel, 2002 ML

Be Ye Perfect: The Quaker Call to Wholeness, and: Returning to the Right Relationship: Where On Earth Are We? Lisa Lofland Gould, with photographs, 2002 WL

Equality, Deborah Saunders, 1999 WL

Walking Gently on the Earth, John Yungblut, 1990 WL