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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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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.

Truth & Healing Commission For Native Peoples

Truth & Healing Commission for Native Peoples

At Yearly Meeting Sessions, the Committee for Ministry on Racism (CMOR) brought forward a minute, which was approved: Southeastern Yearly Meeting supports the “Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policy Act” (HR 8420) that was considered by the U.S. House of Representatives in…

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Friends Reckoning With Racism

Friends Reckoning with Racism

About 50 Friends attended the FCNL workshop "Friends Reckoning with Racism, Justice Reform, and Election Integrity" at the SEYM Gathering, sponsored by the SEYM Peace and Social Concerns Committee. FCNL Staff members presented the many ways the historical foundations of white supremacy and systemic racism…

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Discernment Workshop March 9th

Discernment Workshop March 9th

Discernment, a workshop presented by Jerry Knutson (Orlando Meeting), will be held online on Tuesday, March 9th, at 6:30-8:00 pm EST. Jerry authored the Pendle Hill Pamphlet #443, Individual Spiritual Discernment: Receiving, Testing and Implementing Leadings from a Higher Power, which sold out in just 14…

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Equality – Or Equity? What Is Our Testimony?

Equality - or Equity? What is Our Testimony?

Many Friends in SEYM and the wider Quaker world have started using the word 'Equity' in place of 'Equality' to better describe a testimony to anti-racism and to social and economic justice. Beverly Ward, member of Tampa Meeting and the SEYM Committee for Ministry on…

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