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Justice Peace and Development Commission

Justice Peace and Development Commission is the official arm of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council to coordinate the Social Apostolate Ministry of the Kerala Catholic Church. Kerala Social Service Forum, Association of Catholic Care Homes, Jesus Fraternity and Sarathi are the operational wings of JPD Commission.  Secretary of the JPD Commission is the Executive Director of Kerala Social Service Forum.

Kerala Social Service Forum (KSSF)

Organizational Profile

Kerala Social Service Forum (KSSF) is the official State level body of the Kerala Catholic Church for delivering its Social Apostolate. KSSF has been designated as the official networking organization forthe 32 Diocesan Social Service Societies in Kerala in order to ensure effective perspective-building, knowledge dissemination, coordination, capacity-building, documentation,advocacy and lobbying, while upholding the values of the Catholic Church. It also serves as the Regional Forum for Caritas India and Catholic Relief Services.


Thrust Areas of KSSFman and Institutional Development

  • Integral Development of Women, Children and Marginalized (Dalits, Tribals etc.)
  • Good Governance
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Environment Protection
  • Livelihood &Micro Enterprise Development
  • Community Health
  • Research &Documentation
  • Networking, Advocacy and Lobbying