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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.

“Sweet Home Monteverde” To Screen In St. Petersburg, Feb. 21

“Sweet Home Monteverde” to Screen in St. Petersburg, Feb. 21

I have the joy of sharing with you a new film (and new friends)! Bill Adler and Robin Truesdale will screen their new documentary film ‘Sweet Home Monteverde’ in St. Petersburg on February 21st. In the future, Bill and Robin will welcome inquiries about making the…

Highlights From Winter Business Meeting & Michener Lecture Weekend

Highlights from Winter Business Meeting & Michener Lecture Weekend

Winter Interim Business Meeting, held on Saturday, Jan. 18th, and the Michener Lecture and Seminars, held on Sunday, January 19th, made for a lively and rewarding weekend that drew record crowds. The events were hosted by Orlando Meeting, who provided welcoming hospitality, technical support, and…

Youth Have A Great Time Over Michener Lecture Weekend

Youth Have a Great Time Over Michener Lecture Weekend

As many yearly meeting adults participated in the committee meetings, Michener lecture, and other activities of Winter Interim Business Meeting this past weekend, SEYM youth enjoyed a varied program focused on anti-war movements and activism. On Saturday, Vietnam veteran Ray Jenkins and former war correspondent…

“How We Win” Workshops, Palm Beach & Miami, March 28 & 29

“How We Win” Workshops, Palm Beach & Miami, March 28 & 29

George Lakey, veteran activist and recently-retired Swarthmore professor, will visit Miami and Palm Beach Meetings in March, leading workshops based on his new book How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning, which has received endorsements from social movement leaders, including Rev. Dr.…

Youth Program At WIBM/Michener Weekend

Youth Program at WIBM/Michener Weekend

A full youth program is planned for Friday through Sunday, January 17-19, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, which is SEYM’s Winter Interim Business Meeting and Michener Lecture weekend. All events are at the Orlando Friends Meetinghouse. It’s a great opportunity for parents to…


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