The Jesuit Superior responsible for the work of the Society of Jesus in the Amazon Region has criticised people and organisations motivated by 'the evil spirit of self interest' and have created 'a socio-ecological mess'. Using the Amazon River Region as a prime example, he has called for a fundamental change in our approach to civilisation, including a 'spiritual transformation'.
Fr Roberto Jaramill's address to the Many Heavens, One Earth Celebration at Windsor Castle was delivered in his absence today by the British Jesuit Provincial, Fr Michael Holman SJ. Fr Jaramillo recently sustained a fall and was unable to attend himself. However, in his statement, the Jesuit priest warned that chaos - from which Creation arose - was making a come-back. 'The Garden of Eden is being systematically destroyed,' he wrote.
'The blind attitude of many individuals, groups, organizations, institutions and nations, motivated by the evil spirit of self interest, frequently disguised with the discourse of 'development' and even 'sustainability', expresses itself every day.
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Photo is of Fr. Roberto Jaramillo, S.J. (here)