In a remote village in Kerala, South India, a small group of young people, transformed by Catholic charismatic renewal, came together regularly to pray. They realized that the unrest evident in individuals, families and society is due to lack of peace within. Having experienced for themselves the true and everlasting peace Christ gives, they ardently desired to share it with all. In prayer, they received a divine inspiration and a clear vision to use all modern means of communication to spread the Gospel. This group, under the spiritual guidance of Msgr. C. J. Varkey, responded in obedience, anchoring itself on fervent prayers and divine guidance. Shalom Media thus began its humble journey.
Ever since, Shalom ministries have been instrumental in ushering in the Peace of Christ to thousands of lives across the globe through a number of publications, television programs and other new media initiatives. The ministry organizes retreats and leadership conferences inviting people to open their lives to the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
Shalom Media is dedicated to preaching the Word of God in conformity with the doctrines and teachings of the Catholic Church. The core team drives all its initiatives, seeking advice from the Church hierarchy. Benny Punnathara, Chairman of Shalom Media, was awarded the Chevalier title in February 2012 by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, the highest honor conferred by the Church on a layperson for outstanding contributions to the Catholic Church and society.
The various initiatives of Shalom Media are supported by over 50,000 Shalom Peace Fellowship (SPF) members, through their prayers and financial contributions. All activities of Shalom ministries are well fortified by a strong team of intercessors around the world.
Shalom Media strives to bring Christ into the lives of those who seek peace in this chaotic world, by spreading the Gospel through all forms of mass media.