Ronnie Convery Author

Ronnie Convery is a journalist and broadcaster who has written for a variety of publications in the UK and Italy. Currently he divides his time between directing communications at the Archdiocese of Glasgow and serving as Italian Honorary Consul in the city. He has a long background in print and TV, a strong presence on social media and recently penned a book entitled Reclaiming the Piazza (about creating space for dialogue to overcome division). Ronnie is Associate Editor of Adamah.

HistoryLatestSocial IssuesThought-provoking

The efficiency of evil: Auschwitz and the detail of genocide

(7 minute read)
Ronnie Convery is shocked by the minutiae of a death camp and its hideous attention to detail.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19

Word warping in a time of pandemic

(5 minute read)
Ronnie Convery finds himself having a grammar meltdown as he ventures out after lockdown.

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COVID-19Mental Health

Healthy minds and healthy bodies

(4 minute read)
Ronnie Convery examines the practical steps we can take to keep our lives in balance, not neglecting mind or matter, as we enter a new version of “normal” after lockdown in many parts of the world.

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COVID-19Thought-provoking

Is a new form of journalism possible in the internet age?

(6 minute read)
Thanks to the internet anyone can be a journalist. But has this really contributed to truth and social cohesion? Ronnie Convery learns from a master communicator that there is a better way forward.

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COVID-19Social Issues

Walls, walls everywhere …

(5 minute read)
Ronnie Convery highlights the dangers of public policies which foment populism and favour division, even in the midst of a pandemic.

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Editorial

Editorial: Don’t just survive, thrive!

There was a time when survival writing was a rather niche market. If you looked really hard, or asked the bored assistant, bookshops tended to stock a light range of boy scout-esque manuals on what to carry as emergency rations, the joys of Kendal Mint Cake and how to light a fire with sticks. More […]

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Editorial

Editorial: Time to get serious about time

One of the few positives about the world of lockdown is that people across the globe who were previously time-poor suddenly find themselves time-rich. And just as lottery winners can find their bonanza more a curse than a blessing unless assisted by a money coach to help them manage properly their new found wealth, so […]

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Editorial

Editorial: Finding Direction in a World Turned Upside-Down

“Love, hope, fear, faith — these make humanity. These are its sign and note and character.” These words by the American poet Robert Browning were written long before anyone had ever heard of the word “coronavirus”. But they seem to sum up these days (of hope and fear), and offer us a challenge – how […]

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COVID-19HistorySocial Issues

Three lessons from a city under siege

(3 minute read)
Ronnie Convery draws lessons from his parents on how to confront coronavirus.

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HistoryThought-provoking

A man of surprises: Pope Francis seven years on

(5 minute read)
Ronnie Convery remembers the election of Pope Francis and considers what that dramatic evening has to teach us about his whole papacy.

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