This Web site contains items from my archives pertaining to Columbae House, Stanford University.
The activist community at Stanford from 1969-1972 also brought forth several other protean groups:
“One of the things that might be useful for you to think about is — because it became a problem right from the very beginning and I thought I'd chat a bit about it — is to figure out the difference between believing in something and being a theme house. And right from the very beginning we had to confront that with the University, is that Columbae was an experiment — an experiment in studying, living, and practicing on a number of approaches to nonviolence. It was not set up as a belief system that people had to buy into. Just like if you have an Italian House, you're not supposed to believe in Italians. You live there because you want to experiment, to live, and study that. So that's one of the things that's always confusing as Columbae got further away from its beginnings, is that people thought is was something you had to believe in, as compared to it being an opportunity to explore certain things that you could make your decision on over time.”
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