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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.

Newly Established Florida Chapter Of Elders Climate Action

Newly Established Florida Chapter of Elders Climate Action

Elders Climate Action (ECA), has launched a Florida chapter! Elders Climate Action is a virtual community raising the voices of the elders and youth in community organizations and legislative bodies. The conveners are Sue Blythe and Maxine Lobel. (Friends may be familiar with Sue Blythe from…

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Youth Program At Fall Interim Business Meeting

Youth Program at Fall Interim Business Meeting

Join us in Tampa the weekend of October 4-6 for our next youth and families event! Families with kids up to 18 years old are invited to pitch tents Friday and Saturday nights in a “family camping neighborhood” on the grounds of Tampa meetinghouse.* Friday…

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Nourishment & New Ideas At Quaker Religious Education Conference

Nourishment & New Ideas at Quaker Religious Education Conference

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend a conference of the Quaker Religious Education Collaborative. An annual event for the past five years, the conference was held this year at Powell House, a Quaker conference center in the traditional territory of the Mohican…

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Youth & Family Retreat Photo Gallery

Youth & Family Retreat Photo Gallery

A double rainbow welcomed SEYM families to Lake Louisa State Park last weekend for the end-of-summer Youth and Families Retreat. Staying in cabins overlooking a lake, 26 attenders from 8 families shared meals, games, activities, worship, free time, and lots of laughter. Kids who had…

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The 2019 Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) Convergence

The 2019 Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) Convergence

At this year’s SEYM Gathering, Peter Ackerman and Panagioti Tsolkas led the workshop “Fighting Toxic Prisons: Organizing the Fighting Toxic Prisons Campaign from the Strategic Intersection Where Environmental Justice Crosses Prison Abolition”. The FTP Convergence, held June 14-17 in Gainesville, offered participants opportunities for a…

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