Leah Sargeant

Writer & Statistician

Leah Sargeant is a freelance writer, covering religion, statistics, and as much theater as she can get tickets for. Her writing has appeared in First Things, America, The American Conservative, CommonwealThe American Interest, and others.  


She’s the author of Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that Even I Can Offer, which tells the story of how she learned to pray. Her second  book, Building the Benedict Option, is a guide to building a thicker Christian community. She’s spoken on CNN, at Theology on Taps in multiple countries, at Chicago Ideas Week, and she could come to speak to you!


In her day jobs, she’s been a public policy researcher, a news writer for FiveThirtyEight, the HR lead for a remittance company, and a curriculum developer for the Center for Applied Rationality. Currently, she works in lay ministry for students at Princeton.


She also runs two substacks. Tiny Book Club is a, well, tiny book club, where she picks an interesting article or essay for discussion month. Other Feminisms is a community focused on the dignity of interdependence.

She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Alexi Sargeant.



  • Practical Steps to *Actually* Reduce Gun Violence

    Practical Steps to *Actually* Reduce Gun Violence

    January 26, 2024
    Is there a way to actually reduce gun violence? Leah Sargeant shares practical solutions to a complex issue.

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