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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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SEYM offers quality books and pamphlets for sale, including our Faith & Practice and pamphlets of our Walton and Michener Lectures.

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SEYM is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax-deductible. You may contribute directly to any of our programs.

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.

Field Notes: Earthcare Resources

Field Notes: Earthcare Resources

While preparing for the fifth assembly of the Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Network (report forthcoming), I drew on the resources of Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) Publications (QEW). This is my “go to” site for materials for tabling, retreats, etc. (Our own Brad Stocker, Miami Friends Meeting,…

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Field Secretary For Earthcare: Latest News & Workshops

Field Secretary for Earthcare: Latest News & Workshops

This first month of 2019 has been quite busy. In addition to helping plan for the Fifth Assembly of the Florida Interfaith Climate Actions Network (fl-ican.org), participating in the SEYM Winter Interim Business Meeting and Michener Lecture, attending the Transportation Research Board Environmental Justice in…

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SEYM Launches New Youth & Young Adult Coordinator Position!

SEYM Launches New Youth & Young Adult Coordinator Position!

The SEYM Youth Committee is excited to announce that Kody Hersh has begun his service as SEYM's Youth and Young Adult Coordinator. Kody will be bringing his expertise in religious education and his gift of being a welcoming spirit to our youth program. The Youth…

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Tallahassee Meeting’s “Faith Statement On Climate Change & Our Relationship To The Earth”

Tallahassee Meeting’s “Faith Statement on Climate Change & Our Relationship to the Earth”

On November 11, 2018 Tallahassee Meeting approved the “Faith Statement on Climate Change and Our Relationship to the Earth.” Copies of this document will be sent to the government officials named in the document, and to news outlets as determined by the Peace and Social…

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Winter Interim Business Meeting News

Winter Interim Business Meeting News

Winter Interim Business Meeting (WIBM) brought together about 60 Friends for a day of lively fellowship as Friends worked together on important issues. The gathering was held Saturday, January 19th at the Orlando Meetinghouse. IBM Clerk Nancy Corindia gathered us into worship at 9am. Committees…

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