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Tracy Simmons
26:25
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Tracy Simmons
35:43
Prof. Bruinink’s column: https://spokanefavs.com/dont-reach-out-and-dont-touch-someone/
Tracy Simmons
36:12
Ven. Nyima’s column: https://spokanefavs.com/the-human-connection-kindness-and-interdependence/
Tracy Simmons
39:35
Rev. Elfert’s column: https://spokanefavs.com/categorize-things-not-people/
Thubten Nyima
42:28
sorry our internet went down momentarily
Tracy Simmons
42:56
no worries, welcome back!
Phil Faris
51:38
Re Rev Elfert and categories: This relates to both barriers to connections and channels for connections. During the quarantine, I connect more easily with many organizations that are formed specifically because they revolve around a category or identity. I aslo identify myself as a variety of specific categories even with strangers, as a method of creating connections with them.
Phillip Tyler
51:43
Do the panelists believe that our capacity to communicate, e.g., Zoom, text, tweet, post, etc., is reducing our ability to communicate? By that I mean, save unmuting, theses mediums are simply a monologue versus a dialogue. There is often no exchange of information but a pushing (publishing) of our individual ideas/ideologies and thus no connection
Phillip Tyler
55:39
Thank you Martin
Phil Faris
56:31
This also relates to judging others for not articulating their thoughts in the manner that someone demands that we articulate them.
The Other Selzers
58:44
I find the differences in physical contact & physical space norms in regards to ethnic groups & possibility generations. I keep thinking that we are creating new norms now that will stay with us forever. I think of young kids potentially forming distrust in physical contact. Long term implications? dueThoughts from panelists?
Phillip Tyler
58:54
Well said Phil. By the way, love the first name
Kelly
59:00
Thank you Ven. Thubten Nyima.
Kelly
01:04:10
Many may not realize the UU Spokane Church I am a member of has been experiencing a lot of controversy and upheaval because our minister published a book that was against the adaptation of teaching anti-racism. This doesn't connect with the suffering and taking action over a year later. Many in the congregation are now sharing that view and it has ripped our congregration apart.
Kelly
01:04:27
So it's interesting to hear from those who responded.
Sophia’s iPhone
01:05:12
Do you see any benefits in anonymous online spaces / communities for fostering human connection and honest conversations? I know online anonymity is often viewed as a contributor to online hostility / bullying, but I wonder how it might also be helpful in facilitating actual conversations and connection (As opposed to posting content/quotes on social media just because your name and reputation are involved).
iPhone
01:23:40
what is a concrete way or questions we can ask ourselves what level of acceptance we have to physical space? I have social distanced and quarantined since March 13, I feel a deep responsibility for care of others, but I’m called to go to the walk tomorrow
Emily Willet
01:29:39
I know for me, my social distancing has been mostly for others, since I have no pre-existing conditions, although there is a new level of anxiety in the presence of others in public. but I have chosen not to go to protests at this time because of consideration of others to not spread the illness. I think it’s a difficult thing to consider because black and brown people are dying at disproportions rates from the virus.
Andrea CastroLang
01:30:16
what about the "miasma" of violence, and racism that is a part of the danger of getting out to protest in this country? gassing, police brutality, white supremacist violence?
Phillip Tyler
01:30:56
I beleive if you make a decision to remain at home, yet continue beyond a moment or movement to stand justice a e equality... it is much more impactful. My humble opinion as a black man
Emily Willet
01:31:17
I definitely think twice about going to the grocery store or leaving my house at all. this is not a selfish thing as you are suggesting.
Phillip Tyler
01:33:37
Amen Thubten
Cassy
01:37:45
I'd be curious what others think about how our current leaders should express more human connection in their various "pulpits/platforms" through the COVID-19 crisis and this wave of protest?
Patricia Killen
01:39:03
Does our embodied-ness make touching each other spiritually important within your respective traditions?
Cassy
01:40:17
I'm mostly concerned with our president honestly ...
Phil Faris
01:40:39
I just heard an explosion; so I'll leave. Thanks for hosting and participating.
Cassy
01:41:22
great comment about empathy and policy decisions
Cassy
01:42:57
Excellent point on spirit of service. Thank you.
Cassy
01:45:00
Great point on being a teacher and their "children." I need to go … but I wanted to thank you all for sharing your wisdom.
Tracy Simmons
01:46:42
thanks Cassy, for being here
Patricia Killen
01:47:34
B being enfleshed spirits
Martin Elfert!
01:48:35
Just because bootstraps came up earlier: here’s a piece from a little while back about that expression: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/19/opinion/economic-mobility.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytopinion&fbclid=IwAR1FKqgzcXVdd9Rc-nmkJSEhTUImZ9VIvKVj5rX8eMEmkKwIlH5hsahu_20
Chadron
01:49:28
Thank you panelists!
Tracy Simmons
01:49:38
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Cate Wetherald
01:49:58
Excellent, everyone. Thank you.