His ‘Preparing the People for Peace’ programme and the ‘Swords into Ploughshares Project’, where weapons were exchanged for agricultural and domestic equipment, cemented peace. Since 1997 over 800,000 weapons have been taken out of commission and turned into notable sculptures like the ‘Throne of Weapons’ in the British Museum.
Other work that Bishop Dinis has undertaken, includes advocacy work through the Rollback Malaria initiative to combat this disease, which is Africa’s biggest killer.
He married his first wife Esperanca Berta in 1977 and they had four children together. Tragically she was killed in a car accident at Zove in 1998. In the years following this tragedy, a school, health centre and church was established at Zove.
In 2012, he married Lina Valoi and today Bishop Dinis is still very active in the Mozambican church.