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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.

SEYM Publications

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.

Quaker Earthcare Witness Workshop: Quaker Gifts, Light, & Perspectives For The Climate Crisis, Nov. 9th & 10th

Quaker Earthcare Witness Workshop: Quaker Gifts, Light, & Perspectives for the Climate Crisis, Nov. 9th & 10th

A workshop on the theme of Quaker Gifts, Light, & Perspectives for the Climate Crisis will be offered at the St. Petersburg Meetinghouse on November 9th. Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) presenters Mary Jo Klingel (Charlotte (NC) Friends Meeting), Clerk of QEW, and Beverly Ward (Tampa…

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Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

Fall Interim Business Meeting Highlights

About 40 Friends gathered on October 3rd and 4th for Fall Interim Business meeting, held at the Tampa Friends meetinghouse. Tampa Friends provided a warm welcome and a delicious and ample lunch. While it's impossible to share all of what Friends are doing, here are…

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How We Win: George Lakey Brings New Book & Workshops To Florida

How We Win: George Lakey Brings New Book & Workshops to Florida

George Lakey, veteran activist and recently-retired Swarthmore professor, will visit five Florida cities in November, leading workshops based on his new book How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. His sweep through Florida is also a tour to promote the book, and…

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Clearwater Friends Retreat Oct. 20th

Clearwater Friends Retreat Oct. 20th

All are welcome to attend the Clearwater Friends Meeting annual retreat, to be held 9am – 3pm on October 20th at the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, 1134 Douglas Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698. The Retreat theme is Our Stories – Where we came from. Where we…

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SEYM Virtual Climate Strike Sept. 27

SEYM Virtual Climate Strike Sept. 27

Friday, 27 September 2019, 1:00-5:00PM (EDT) “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.” If you’re looking for more action after participating in local Climate Strike events, or there are no events near you, Kody Hersh, Youth and…

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