Paul Vallely is Associate Editor of The Independent where he writes on social, ethical, political and cultural issues. He writes leaders, features and has a weekly column in the Independent on Sunday. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
29 March 2014 06:10 PM
Since Victorian times, when marrying for love became commonplace, this weekend’s change has been inevitable
16 March 2014 12:00 AM
This is not the Cold War. Ukraine should not be forced to take sides, but the EU and US are behaving provocatively on Moscow's doorstep
08 March 2014 10:00 AM
He is cleaning up the Vatican bank. He thinks the Catholic Church should worry less about homosexuality and more about the poor. He has ruffled feathers - but, asks his biographer Paul Vallely, is he as radical as he seems?
02 March 2014 12:00 AM
The slow running peace process in Northern Ireland has not been helped by the posturing on all sides after the IRA amnesty revelations
The vicious schism between Sunni and Shia has been poisoning Islam for 1,400 years - and it's getting worse
19 February 2014 10:00 PM
Tracing the current conflict in Syria back to the year 632, when the Prophet Mohamed died
16 February 2014 12:00 AM
The decision in Belgium to allow euthanasia for sick children raises questions about the fitness of young people to make life-and-death decisions, and about medical ethics
03 February 2014 01:26 PM
The Lowry, Salford
02 February 2014 12:00 AM
Ignoring global warming and its causes is a comforting path for politicians paralysed by self-interest and the consolations of denial
12 January 2014 12:00 AM
In its attempt to chase ratings, the Channel 4 programme merely reinforces stereotypes about people who rely on the state
29 December 2013 12:00 AM
'Time' magazine's Person of the Year appeals to believers and atheists alike with a message that could bring redemption to a troubled faith
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
- 1 Pet cat puts three family members in hospital after launching frenzied attack
- 2 Dylan Tombides: West Ham confirm 20-year-old striker has died after battle with cancer
- 3 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 4 Angus Steakhouse: How does tourist staple continue to thrive in today's gourmet market?
- 5 Cover up! Mother told to show less cleavage during Disneyland family trip: 'Are we supposed to wear turtlenecks our whole lives?'