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You are welcome in Southeastern Yearly Meeting! We are a diverse and inclusive community of people who support each other in our spiritual journeys and work for positive change in the world.

SEYM is a community of  25 unprogrammed Quaker Meetings and Worship Groups in Florida, southeast Georgia, coastal South Carolina, and Managua, Nicaragua.

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Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the monthly meetings of Southeastern Yearly Meeting are on the unceded lands of many different indigenous peoples.

In what is now Florida, coastal Georgia, and South Carolina, the original inhabitants were indigenous peoples of the Southeastern Woodlands.  Early peoples in this area were hunter-gatherers, who shifted over time to growing corn, squash and beans for a large part of their food. Well before European invasion, indigenous peoples of these lands– the Timucua (Tee-MOO-qua), Calusa (ca LOO-sa), Tequesta (tuh-KES-tuh), Ais (ah-EES), Jaega (YaY-ga), and others– had well developed trade networks, refined ceramic and metal working techniques, and other visual arts traditions. In Nicaragua, Managua Worship Group meets on the traditional territories of the Chorotega (chore-oh-TAY-ga). Invading Europeans decimated these pre-contact peoples through disease, violence, enslavement, and forced removal, and claimed their land for European settlement.

We acknowledge the Seminole (SEM-in-ol) and Miccosukee (mick-uh-SOO-kee) Tribes, who continue as peoples, and as protectors of South Florida’s land and water. Their fierce and sustained resistance to European invasion and the physical and cultural processes of colonization and land theft continue to this day.

We acknowledge that Native individuals of many nations and peoples live throughout this region today.

We in Southeastern Yearly Meeting have committed ourselves to an ongoing process of decolonization. We repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery, commit ourselves to a deeper understanding of Quaker involvement in the genocide of indigenous peoples, and seek way forward in deepening commitment and solidarity with Native peoples.

Peacebuilding En Las Américas, Coping With Pandemic

Peacebuilding en las Américas, Coping with Pandemic

Coordinator Mónica Maher sent this report from Peacebuilding en las Américas (PLA). Their network of AVP facilitators in Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are coping with dire pandemic conditions: hunger, human rights violations, the collapse of public health systems, and more. They have…

Virtual Mini-Gathering A Huge Success

Virtual Mini-Gathering a Huge Success

The SEYM Virtual Mini-Gathering proved to be a wonderful way to respond to our need for spiritual renewal and community in this time of physical distancing. 112 Friends attended the sessions; Quakers from SEYM Meetings and Worship Groups, along with Friends from New England and…

Earth Day Zoom Check-in

Earth Day Zoom Check-in

Over the last two months, I have been engaged in virtual Earthcare fieldwork via Zoom nearly each day. Despite the anxiety, grief, and anger that I am experiencing because of the social impacts of the coronavirus, I have had the joy of being in touch…

SEYM Online Worship, Sundays At 3 Pm

SEYM Online Worship, Sundays at 3 pm

SEYM Friends are invited to gather on Sundays at 3 pm for Meeting for Worship on the Zoom video-conferencing platform. While we are maintaining our physical distance during this pandemic, we need to be resilient, and find more ways to connect for spiritual support and…

Family Devotional Time Online

Family Devotional Time Online

Join SEYM Field Secretary for Earthcare Beverly Ward and Youth and Young Adult Coordinator Kody Hersh, for family "devotional time" with Quaker families around the world! These daily Zoom (video-conference) calls are designed for adults and children participating together. No upper age limit on the…