Following the example of Jesus, as Divine Word Missionaries, we make an option for the poor and the marginalized and commit ourselves to the Afro-Americans and the Indigenous. We establish dialogue with all who sincerely search for God, or who belong to different cultures, religions or ideologies. We wish to live our diverse socio-cultural realities in an attitude of 'Prophetic Dialogue', giving witness to the Word of God (Biblical Apostolate); working for Justice, Peace and the integrity of creation JPIC , stimulating the missionary vocation of all God’s People (Missionary awareness) and communicating the experience of encounter with the other person and with a God who is Father and Savior (Communication).

We give special emphasis to the Characteristic dimensions of the SVD Apostolate, that is: Missionary Awareness, Communications, Bible Apostolate, and the promotion of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation. These dimensions are characteristic of our missionary work. We see dialogue as an act of solidarity, respect and love which should be present in all our activities (G.C. XV-2000 # 53). We respectfully appreciate the dignity of every person and of every people and culture. In solidarity with them, dialogue becomes prophetic when it is guided by listening to God's word which illuminates our everyday situations and highlights the injustices which exist in human society (In Dialogue with the Word Nº 2 - "Prophetic Dialogue" # 74).

 

Cireneu Kuhn bring us in the mission of Verbo Filmes and its contribution to the Church in Brazil.

Piotr Nawrot got a PhD in Musicology and during his research in Bolivia, he discovered scores of sixteenth-century Baroque music composed by Indo-Americans that lived in those days in the Missions of the Chiquitanias.

We interviewed the missiologist Fernando Diaz svd about the implications of the prophetic dialogue in our SVD identity and he enlightened us to a profound rethinking of our mission and pastoral work.

Hélcio Grespan svd has been committed during the last years, with the music and he uses his charisma and musical talent to evangelize and to encourage the communities he visits.