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.
28 February 2013 06:33 PM
Violent criminal reoffended after 10-year sentence for his part in a robbery that shook the world in 1963
25 February 2013 08:07 PM
At last winds of change blow through the Vatican
24 February 2013 12:00 AM
Legacy of the German shepherd: Benedict XVI turned out to be a pope of surprises – a tradition he maintained with his shock decision to resign
11 February 2013 06:26 PM
Greatest weakness may have been loyalty to the church’s old clandestine self-protective culture
10 February 2013 12:00 AM
No one will be punished for the deaths at Stafford – it was the fault of 'the culture'. And those in charge at the time have been... promoted
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
The creator of Comic Relief hopes that in another quarter of a century it may not be necessary. Until then, it's red noses all round. Paul Vallely meets Richard Curtis
03 February 2013 12:00 AM
David Beckham's move to France is the latest of his self-promoting gestures. Or is it the engaging act of a thoroughly nice guy?
27 January 2013 12:00 AM
'For a self-styled visionary Mr Gove demonstrates a paucity of imagination
25 January 2013 06:23 PM
The Independent's campaign has raised over £225,000. But as the latest news makes clear, the problems facing children in the CAR have not gone away
20 January 2013 12:00 AM
Alarming as the hostage crisis in Algeria is, memories of Iraq teach us that this is no reason to make an already volatile area more unstable
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
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- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'