Shalom Media is an international, multi-faceted media ministry that has been serving the Church and God's people for over 25 years. We believe that every person has inherent dignity and is destined for the Peace of Christ that surpasses all understanding. We are committed to witnessing the Gospel, fostering discipleship, and equipping individuals to engage in the mission of the New Evangelization through a New Pentecost!
Gathering as a small prayer group in the late 1980s, the founders of Shalom met regularly in a remote village in the South Indian state of Kerala. Recognizing that unrest in the world could be traced back to the lack of peace in human hearts, this group began to actively and passionately pray for a means to share the Good News of Jesus with others. Through Divine inspiration and a mission to spread God's peace, what began as a small prayer group grew into Shalom ministries.
Beginning first with a Christian publication to reach out to the masses, the ministry soon launched the first 24/7 Catholic television channel in the early 2000s. Under the leadership of Founder and Chairman, Chevalier Benny Punnathara, many other fruitful initiatives began to emerge, such as social service ministry and additional publications.
Trusting in the patronage of Saint Thomas the Apostle to India, Shalom ministry is motivated by the same missionary zeal to share the Gospel boldly to the ends of the earth! This ministry was introduced to North America through a series of powerful and Spirit-filled conferences that sparked revivals of faith around the country. In 2010, Shalom Media USA was established in South Texas. In 2012, publication of “Shalom Tidings” Catholic magazine began from the U.S. And in 2014, Shalom gained global recognition through SHALOM WORLD Catholic television channel. In the years since, sister offices around the world have been established in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Austria.
Today, Shalom Media USA has expanded its reach through social media, various volunteer initiatives, conferences, retreats, and much more. This is a ministry that works with the Church and for the Church. From its humble beginnings to today, Shalom has been empowered through the Holy Spirit to continue the work entrusted to them—to share the Peace of Christ with the world.