Bp. Mar Thomas Chakiath
Archbishop's House, P. Box No. 2580 - Ernakulam, Cochin - 682 031,
Tel: +91 484 - 2352906, 2352629 (O), 2355010 (P), Fax: +91 484 -
Bp. Joshua Mar Ignathios
Amalagiri Catholic Bishop's House,
Mavelikara - 690 101, Alappuzha Dt., Kerala, India
Tel (O): +91 479
2344081, Fax (O): +91 479 2344083
Bp. Rt. Rev. Dr.
Neyyatinkara, Aralummood P.O - 695 123, Kerala, India.
Tel: +91 471 - 223133, 220693, 222262, Fax: +91 471 - 222262
Rev. Fr. Philip Nelpuraparambil
Secretariat, Pastoral Orientation Centre, P. B. No. 2251 ,
Palarivattom P.O, Kochi-682025, Kerala, India
Tel: +91 484-2805722, 2805815
Social Harmony and
Vigilance is a Commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council.
Though it was working as part of the Education Commission for the last
many years, it became an independent Commission on January 15th 2007.
His Grace Archbishop Emeritus Mar. Joseph Powathil was the
First Chairman of the commission. At present Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanly Roman
is the commission chairman and His Beatitude
Moran Mor Baselius Cleemis,
Bishop Mar. Thomas
Chakiath and Bishop Mar. Joseph Kallarangatt are the Vice-chairmen of
the Commission. Rev. Fr. Johny Kochuparambil MST is the first
full-time Secretary of the Commission. The Commission aims at building
up a society enjoying stable social harmony and peace based on the
teachings of Jesus Christ.
harmony and Vigilance is a commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’
Council. The Commission has its office at Pastoral Orientation Centre,
A Society enjoying stable social harmony
and peace based on the teachings of Jesus.
The Commission will
realize the vision by
uniqueness of every human being and promoting universal
of thinking and actions that promotes social harmony.
origin and operation of forces which threaten social harmony.
processes in the events of social disharmony and justice.
doctrines and institutions of the Catholic Church.
The Commission is
uncompromisingly committed to Christian values (“Truth, Love,
Kindness, Peace and Justice”) and to the goals mentioned above.
The Commission will function professionally adopting relevant
developments in all spheres of knowledge and technology.
Macro level and
micro level scanning of social and human environment.
Evaluation and Awareness Generation and Opinion formation.
interventions (both proactive and reactive) like mediating in case
of social disharmony and working towards peace.
interventions on occasions when Christian doctrines and institutions
Harmony Audit of the activities of the Church and cautioning the
trends the contradictions of Christian doctrine within the catholic
trends, events, forces, practices and any other opportunities
which can promote social harmony and peace in the society and also
the doctrines and institutions of the Catholic Church.
vigilant about the trends, events, forces, practices and any other
threats which can create social disharmony and disintegration in
promoting information about positive trends, events, forces,
practices and opportunities for maintaining social harmony and peace
in the society
intervening proactively in all trends, events, forces, practices
which promote social disharmony.
other groups working with similar vision.
advocacy and lobbying.
individuals to live in dignity and honour irrespective of class,
caste, creed and gender and status related to social, economic,
political and health conditions.
groups of population (both for the present and future) who are
committed activists of Social Harmony and who can also act as eyes
and ears of the Commission.
Establish a centre that constantly
monitors peace and harmony in our society.
Have a centre for religious,
educational and social statistics.
Make a documentation centre for
various socio-religious issues, past and present.
Keep vigilance on social and religious
events that have an impact on peace and harmony.
Conduct seminars led by experts on
various religious and social problems and on social and religious
Initiate public discussion on current
socio-political issues making the public aware of the need of social
and religious harmony.
Establish a network with various
diocesan centres, their PROs and publication offices, Social Service
Centres, exchanging ideas and providing documentary information.
Provide relevant documents on various
issues to the other commission of K.C.B.C.
Establish a research centre on social
Publish books and articles on problems
that affect religious and social harmony.
Build up co-operation and
co-ordination with like minded commissions on the state, national
and international levels.
Form core groups of experts in
different branches of knowledge such as theologians, sociologists
and social workers.
Collect documents of legal judgments
on pertinent issues.
Visit places of social disharmony and
help the establishment of peace and harmony.
Devise channels of help to students
doing research in social and religious problems affecting peace and
Going to relevant groups to
disseminate the message – Self Help Groups, Service Clubs,
To net work with educational and
research institutions to exchange data and promote research on
To visit catholic institutions for
fact finding regarding social harmony/disharmony and witnessing
/anti witnessing Christian values.
Office at POC:
Advisory Committee consisting of Bishops
and experts in the field of Research, Training, Publications and
Public Relations ,Consultancy and Lobbying and Advocacy
Diocese/ Forane and Parish level :
At the diocese
level and parish level a committee is to be constituted consisting of
youth, women and men headed by the Bishops and Parish Priests
Research and Documentation Centre.
Media Scan and Jagratha News
Co-ordination and Networking with
Diocesan PR departments.
Responding to the current Socio-
religious issues though media.
Symposium, State level Seminar and
debate on current Social and religious issues
Collaboration with other KCBC
Secretary, Social Harmony and Vigilance
Secretariat, Pastoral Orientation Centre, P. B. No.
2251 , Palarivattom P.O, Kochi-682025, Kerala, India
Tel: +91 - 484 - 2806262, Mob: +91
E-mail : email@example.com,