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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.

Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

Fall Interim Business Meeting, held on October 7 at the Sarasota meetinghouse was full of positive energy and lots of news. Thirty-three Friends attended, enjoying a delicious lunch prepared by Sarasota Friends, as well as some unseasonably hot and muggy weather. The first item of…

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Quakers & Climate Change Worldwide: A New Resource

Quakers & Climate Change Worldwide: a New Resource

The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) has created a new website, Quakers and Climate Change Worldwide, a ‘resource portal’ where Friends can learn about what other Friends around the world are doing – in their spiritual lives, their communities, national campaigns and international efforts ---…

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FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps

FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps

The SEYM Worship and Ministry Committee recommends that each Monthly Meeting consider taking advantage of a great resource available for them, the FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps. A program of the FWCC Section of the Americas, the Traveling Ministry Corps is a group of Friends---Spanish- and…

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QEW: African Diaspora Earthcare Coaliton

QEW: African Diaspora Earthcare Coaliton

Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) has been a non-governmental organization of the United Nations (UN) since 1999, holding four UN agency accreditations with the mission of bringing a spirit-led Quaker voice to UN deliberations on the environment.  In 2016, the QEW United Nations Working Group initiated…

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FSE Processing: Sharing & Caring

FSE Processing: Sharing & Caring

One of the many takeaways from the Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) Steering Committee, held in April 2017 at Atlanta Friends Meeting, was the opportunity to witness other Friends' actions. Friend Geeta Jyothi McGahey’s tabletop display on climate justice caught my eye. You may notice that the…

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