Paul Vallely is visiting professor in Public Ethics at the University of Chester and a senior research fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at the University of Manchester. He writes on ethical, political and cultural issues. He has a fortnightly column in the Independent on Sunday and also writes for the New York Times and the Church Times. His latest book is Pope Francis – Untying the Knots. He was co-author of the report of the Commission for Africa and has chaired several development charities.
25 April 2014 10:43 PM
The departed manager had many faults and had to go, writes United season-ticket holder Paul Vallely, but the crisis at Old Trafford stems from 2005’s disgraceful leveraged buyout
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
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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- 4 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report
- 5 Germanwings plane crash: Transcript reveals passengers 'screamed for over five minutes' before plane crashed into mountain