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
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
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.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
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