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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.

How We Win: George Lakey Workshops: Strategies For Nonviolent Action

How We Win: George Lakey Workshops: Strategies for Nonviolent Action

George Lakey, long-time activist and author, visited four Meetings in Florida, giving workshops based on his latest book, How We Win: A Guide To Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. The 3-1/2 hour interactive, intense workshop walked Friends through the process of planning a sustained, successful nonviolent…

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Peacebuilding En Las Américas (PLA) Updates

Peacebuilding en las Américas (PLA) Updates

Mónica Maher, Initiative Coordinator for Peacebuilding en las Americas (PLA) sends this report on their work since September 2019. A highlight of this period was visiting Friends in Seattle, Olympia, Corvallis and Portland November 8-13 as part of the PLA Speaking Tour in the Pacific…

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Miami Friends Meeting Annual Retreat

Miami Friends Meeting Annual Retreat

"Holding Ourselves in the Spirit of Love and Gratitude" was the theme of Miami Friends Meeting Annual Retreat, held on Saturday November 9th. Over 20 Friends attended the gathering, facilitated by Kody Hersh, SEYM’s Youth and Young Adult Coordinator. The day’s activities included several fun…

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FWCC Section Of The Americas Southeast Regional Gathering In Miami, Feb. 6-9, 2020

FWCC Section of the Americas Southeast Regional Gathering in Miami, Feb. 6-9, 2020

Sharing historic QUAKER values today! is the theme for the next Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC) Southeast Regional Gathering, to be held in Miami, Florida, February 6-9, 2020. This is a Gathering for FWCC Representatives from Yearly Meetings in the Southeastern U.S. and Jamaica, plus Friends…

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Quaker Earthcare Witness Workshop

Quaker Earthcare Witness Workshop

‘A rewarding experience’ is how one Friend described a day-long workshop on the theme of Quaker Gifts, Light, & Perspectives for the Climate Crisis, held at the St. Petersburg Meetinghouse on Saturday, November 9th. Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) presenters Mary Jo Klingel, Clerk of QEW…

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