Mauricio Silva (2009 ISSRPL)

Mauricio Silva is a Catholic missionary from Chile. Over the past 8 years, Mauricio has worked in different inner city areas in the city of Birmingham. He brings his knowledge and experience as a secondary school teacher and as a basic ecclesial community worker into his involvements. His ministry in Birmingham has been related to providing support for asylum seekers and refugees as well as promoting understanding and dialogue among people of different faiths and traditions. Mauricio is currently a member of the leadership team of the organization he works for, Columbian Lay Mission, an intercultural group of men and women from 11 countries with the purpose of living a simple way of life and journeying with the poor and marginalized wherever they are sent.