Healing the Hurts
of Nations

and building a world
fit for humans

Thought-provoking notes
on peace, change, globalisation
aid and development


Palden Jenkins

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Palden Jenkins

Palden is a humanitarian and public-service webmaster, editor, wordsmith and an adviser working mainly in Middle Eastern affairs, with expertise in history, geopolitics and futurology. Since the 1970s he has founded several social, educational and humanitarian projects, written several books and delivered talks to thousands of people. He lives in Glastonbury, England.


This site is an abstract of Palden's book Healing the Hurts of Nations – the human side of globalisation, published by Gothic Image of Glastonbury in 2003.

The underlying meaning of our times.

Humanity's deeper feelings.


The 20th Century involved a lot of corporate, governmental, technological, economic and military development.


The emerging 21st Century agenda is an entirely different story. It concerns human, cultural, social and environmental development.

This site looks at what we are to address if we really want to make progress with the world's big issues.

Nations, cultures, tribes and the collective psyche

Globalisation, power, leadership, collective pain and fear

Healing the heart of humanity and resolving world crises

The twenty-first century agenda and the way ahead

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