On Sunday December 13, Leah Libresco will join Dignity/Washington’s Guest Speaker Series at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (1820 Connecticut Ave NW WDC 20009), at 7:00 pm. She will speak on “Handling Difficult Conversations Productively.” Often labeled “a geeky convert picking fights in good faith,” Leah Libresco is a writer and school systems analyst based in Washington, D.C. A former atheist blogger and writer for the Huffington Post, Ms. Libresco stunned her readers in summer 2012 when she announced that she was converting to Catholicism. Raised in a Jewish household on Long Island, she graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science.
Ms. Libresco now writes about her conversion and her new found Catholic faith in the Unequally Yoked blog at the Patheos Catholic portal. A frequent commentator on Catholic issues, she has appeared on CNN and other national media outlets to discuss her conversion from rationalist atheism to Catholicism. Her writing has also appeared in First Things magazine and the American Conservative. Her first book, Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that Even I Can Offer, was published by Ave Maria Press in May 2015.