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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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The Youth Program needs donations to fund Youth and family events and programs throughout the year, and to support the Youth & Young Adult Coordinator position.

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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.

5th Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Assembly (FL-iCAN)

5th Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Assembly (FL-iCAN)

This year’s Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Network (FL-iCAN) Assembly, held February 1-2 in the Callahan Neighborhood Center in Parramore, Orlando, expanded on the work and issues brought forward from the Fourth Assembly, specifically as related to climate justice. Last year’s assembly was convened in the…

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The Campaign To Shut Down Homestead Detention Center

The Campaign to Shut Down Homestead Detention Center

AFSC Miami and the Reclaim Homestead Coalition held a major press conference on March 5 across the street from the Homestead Detention Center, where unaccompanied children are still being brought in to be warehoused while they wait to be reunited with family or released to…

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Round Table On Homestead Detention Center

Round Table on Homestead Detention Center

After a tour of the Homestead Detention Center, where over 1,500 immigrant children are being detained, Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (Congressional District 26) held a round table discussion with immigrant advocacy groups. Among those at the table were Lis-Marie Alvarado, an attender of Miami Friends Meeting…

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Youth Program At SEYM Gathering!

Youth Program at SEYM Gathering!

In keeping with the 2019 Gathering theme, “Taking off the Masks: Undoing Racism as Personal & Community Practice,” our Youth theme, “Looking In, Reaching Out” is intended to support youth of different ages in joining with SEYM as a whole in the important work of…

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Friends & The Wendy’s Boycott

Friends & the Wendy's Boycott

The SEYM Peace and Social Concerns Committee is asking Monthly Meetings and Worship Groups to consider signing a letter endorsing the Wendy’s boycott, a key campaign and current focus of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) ciw-online.org/wendys. This boycott of the Wendy’s fast food chain…

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