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.
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
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?
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
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
13 January 2013 12:00 AM
From his own relatives to BBC executives and charities, those who could have stopped the abuse had incentives not to ask questions
06 January 2013 12:00 AM
03 January 2013 12:00 AM
Returning former child soldiers to their families is only the beginning of a long process of psychological reintegration.
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
- 1 This 'woman calls police to order pizza' story isn't going where you're expecting
- 2 Axe wielding man shot dead after attacking four New York policemen on busy street
- 3 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 4 Jimmy Carr's Oscar Pistorius joke goes a bit too far at the Q Awards
- 5 Ottawa shootings: Bruce MacKinnon's cartoon is the perfect tribute to soldier Nathan Cirillo