Way back in the 1980s, in a remote village in Kerala, South India, a small group of young men regularly gathered to pray. They noticed the troubles brewing up in the hearts of individuals, families and society in general; lack of peace in the world. They had this ardent desire to do something to bring peace – "shalom". Convinced that true and lasting peace comes from God and His divine word, they were seeking ways to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. As they were praying and searching, they received a divine inspiration and a clear vision to use the modern means of communication to spread the word of God and influence the world at large. That group, under the leadership of Benny Punnathara, responded to God's call and took a bold step in faith. Shalom ministries thus began its humble journey.
By God’s grace and with contributions from different people, Shalom has spread its wings over different ministries and different media covering all corners of the world. Shalom ministries are dedicated to preaching the word of God and teaching the truth as defined by the Catholic Church. The core team, under the leadership of Bro. Benny Punnathara, drives all initiatives constantly seeking the advice from the church hierarchy.
The word Shalom means peace and the main goal of Shalom ministries is to bring true and lasting peace to individuals and families through prayer, guidance and spiritual messages delivered through all forms of media. Shalom ministries also include retreats, counseling and intercessory prayer for those in need. The various initiatives of shalom ministries are supported by 50,000 strong shalom peace fellowship members through their prayers and financial contributions. Today we make true catholic message available to individuals and homes anytime, anywhere in the world through print, TV and internet.