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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.

Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

Friends from 10 Monthly Meetings gathered for Fall Interim Business Meeting, held online Oct. 17th. As usual, there’s lots of news! The 2021 Michener Lecture will be held online. Petra Doan, Tallahassee Meeting, will present the lecture and one workshop on Michener Lecture Sunday. The…

Ft. Myers Meeting: Statement On Police Violence & Accountability

Ft. Myers Meeting: Statement on Police Violence & Accountability

At our Fall Interim Business Meeting, Friends minuted their recommendation that SEYM adopt Fort Myers Meeting’s ‘Statement on Police Violence and Accountability.’ Meetings and Worship Groups are encouraged to adopt this or similar statements as their own. The FIBM Clerk will send the statement to Monthly Meetings…

St. Petersburg Meeting: Statement On Black Lives Matter

St. Petersburg Meeting: Statement on Black Lives Matter

At our Fall Interim Business Meeting, Friends minuted their recommendation that SEYM adopt St. Petersburg Meeting’s 'Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter Movement.' They also encourage Meetings and Worship Groups to adopt this or similar statements as their own. The FIBM Clerk will send…

Climate Week 2020, September 21-27

Climate Week 2020, September 21-27

Climate Week NYC, hosted in association with the United Nations and the City of New York, promises to be one of the few international climate events taking place in 2020. The Climate Week NYC official events program will comprise of both physical events in New…

Summer Executive Committee Meeting Highlights

Summer Executive Committee Meeting Highlights

Friends gathered at the SEYM Summer Executive Committee Meeting considered key developments arising from the need to adjust to an ongoing pandemic, heard reports, and considered new possibilities. 32 Friends from 12 Meetings and Worship Groups attended the meeting, held on August 8th via Zoom.…