This website is managed by Howard W. Hallman. He is a United Methodist layman who has been a student of the Bible since his Sunday School days.
Born in Pittsburg, Kansas, Hallman attended the University of Kansas where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science. His master’s thesis was about Mahatma Gandhi’s use of nonviolence as an instrument for political change. As a conscientious objector, he performed alternative civilian service during the Korean War.
Hallman has had a career in public service. In the 1950s and early ‘60s he worked in Philadelphia and New Haven for housing and neighborhood improvement. For the remainder of the ‘60s he was involved with the War on Poverty. In the 1970s into the ‘80s he ran an institute that provided training to local government officials on how to achieve citizen participation in community development programs. His institute also worked with neighborhood organizations on self-help activities.
In the 1980s Hallman turn his attention to the need for nuclear disarmament. He was one of the founders of Methodists United for Peace with Justice, which he has served as executive director and chair.
His wife, Carlee Hallman, in her mid-career became a United Methodist minister. They have two daughters and a grandson. They live in a retirement community in Gaithersburg, Maryland.