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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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Field Secretary for Earthcare Fund

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This new position is being funded entirely by donations from Meetings and individuals, with one grant from the SEYM trustees. More funds are needed. Please donate!

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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.

Meeting for Worship • Online • Sundays, 3pm (ET)

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Yearly Meeting Sessions •  Online • May 9 – June 7

Join us on online for Worship Sharing and SEYM Annual Business Meeting sessions.

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End Slavery for All

The SEYM Committee for Ministry on Racism asks Monthly and Yearly Meetings to affirm, and publicize, the need for The removal of the exception clause of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution which otherwise abolishes slavery; and Persons formerly in prison to have full…

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Meetings Address Gun Violence

Meetings Address Gun Violence

Update: Nine Meetings have now joined the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence: Tampa, Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Gainesville. 1/16/17

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SEYM “Read In:” Living The Testimony Of Equality

SEYM "Read In:" Living the Testimony of Equality

"Living the Testimony of Equality: A White Friend’s Experience" by Patience Schenck, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #451 “This Friend’s 'lived experience' of growing up in American society was easy to relate to.” “Schenck tells how her early life set her up for unconscious racist attitudes, something…

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Miami Friends Minute Support For Standing Rock Sioux

Miami Friends Minute Support for Standing Rock Sioux

Miami Friends Meeting, at their Meeting for Business on September 18, approved this minute of support for the Standing Rock Sioux in their actions to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL): "The Dakota Access pipeline, which is being built by the Dallas-based…

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Colombian Peace Accords & Peacebuilding En Las Americas

Colombian Peace Accords & Peacebuilding En Las Americas

Cece Yocum (Tampa), currently serving as clerk of Peacebuilding En Las Americas and our SEYM Representative on Friends Peace Teams, sends us news that the Colombian Peace Accords are opening many new needs and opportunities for their peace-building and reconciliation work. While the signing of…

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