Shalom was started in the year 1989 as a small prayer group. In time God gave it a vision – a vision to spread the word of God through mass media and to intercede for the whole world with an aspiration to save souls.
The realization of this vision started with the launch of our Malayalam monthly magazine “Shalom Times” in the year 1993. Since then this magazine has been catering to the spiritual thirst of the Malayalees with powerful articles by anointed men of God. Today it has become one of the leading Christian magazines in India. To reach out to the non-Malayalees, especially to people outside India, “Shalom Tidings”, our English magazine was started in the year 1996. It is a bi-monthly magazine carrying a hallmark of international quality and style in printing and presentation with articles rich in spiritual nourishment.
Towards initiating unity in the Church and to support it in every possible way, we started the Sunday newspaper “Sunday Shalom” in the year 1999. This is the first Sunday newspaper in Malayalam and through these years it has earned an influential position in the Church of Kerala through its pages.
Along with these the publication ministry of Shalom has on its shelves, a number of spiritual books authored by Rev. Fr. C. J. Varkey, Bro. Benny Punnathara, Bro. K. J. Mathew, Fr. Joseph Vayalil and other prominent writers. The books are available in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, English and German.
Towards televangelism Shalom started its Television ministry “Shalom Vision” in the year 1998. Our programme “Samadhanam Nammodukoode” broadcasted through the Asianet channel earned wide acclaim among the viewers. In the year 2005 we launched our 24X7 channel “Shalom Television” in Malayalam. Within a very short span of time it has earned a place in the hearts of God fearing people.
Shalom started its Internet ministry in the year 1997 when Internet was an inaccessible medium in India. Mainly targeted at people living abroad, the Lord has blessed it in a mighty way. Almost all our publications are now available over the net for easy access, the addresses being shalomprayer.org, shalomtimes.com,shalomtidings.com, sundayshalom.com, shalomtelevision.com. Along with all the details of our ministry it has the programmes of almost all the retreat centers in Kerala and a variety of other resources.
Finally the retreat team of Shalom: Fr. Joseph Vayalil CMI leads the team and the other main preachers are Bro. Benny Punnathara and Bro. K. J. Mathew.
Shalom basically is an intercession ministry interceding for the world and all its needs. Prayer requests coming from the world over through letters, email and telephone are prayed over and replies are sent personally. On first Friday we have the ‘Night Vigil’ prayer, the day on which prayers are lifted up for all those who have requested for prayers and especially for the needs of the Church and the world in general.