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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 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.

My Week At FGC Gathering 2016

My Week at FGC Gathering 2016

I came to Friends General Conference 2016 Gathering at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota entering a completely new role at Gathering that I have never experienced before. This seems abnormal considering the vast number of roles and work I’ve taken on at Gathering.…

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Organizing For Climate Justice: Conference At Pendle Hill

Organizing for Climate Justice: Conference at Pendle Hill

The Powerful Faith-Based Organizing for Climate Justice Conference, hosted by Pendle Hill June 16-19, was attended by thirty-four participants from across the country, including myself, Beverly Ward (Tampa Meeting). This “conference for inspiration, education, and networking”  focused on three areas for climate justice work: Lobbying and Moral…

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Countering Islamophobia, Building Bridges

Countering Islamophobia, Building Bridges

Palm Beach Meeting recently had two wonderful opportunities to build bridges of friendship and understanding with local Muslim and interfaith communities, as well as to address the concern for Islamophophobia in this country. The first event was held on June 2nd, when the Meeting opened…

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Executive Committee Responds To Orlando Tragedy

Executive Committee Responds to Orlando Tragedy

The SEYM Executive Committee, in their meeting on June 18th at the Tampa Meetinghouse, centered into the silence over the mass shootings in Orlando earlier in the week. Friends voiced their grief. Some spoke of how people in Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and other cities are…

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A Covering Of Love: News From Orlando Meeting

A Covering of Love: News from Orlando Meeting

Friends around the world gathered for worship in their Meetings and homes at 7pm (est) on June 14th, coming together as a community to create a covering of love in response to the June 12th massacre at a nightclub in Orlando. Orlando Meeting had sent…

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