Published Writings

Essays and Other Short Pieces:

  • Mickens, Leah. “A Better Urban Resurrection.” Mennonite World Review, July 19, 2010, 3 .
  • Mickens, Leah. “Out of the Closet and Into the Abyss: The Black Church and the Politics of Black Non-belief,” The Humanist, February 18, 2014,
  • Mickens, Leah. “Papal Economics: Why Pope Francis is Making “Cafeteria Catholics” Out of the Catholic Right,” The Humanist, May/June 2014, 22-25,
  • Mickens, Leah. “We’ve Come This Far – In Spite of Faith: Debunking Civil Rights as a Church Movement,” Free Inquiry, June/July 2014, 24-27.
  • Mickens, Leah. “Whatever Happened to the Law and Order Conservative? The Violence of the Silent Majority,”, August 8 – 11, 2014
  • Mickens, Leah. “Are Humanists Really Winning? The Rise of Global Fundamentalism,” Free Inquiry, December/January 2015.
  • Mickens, Leah. “The Real Old Time Religion: Magic, Superstition, and the Challenge to Fundamentalism,” Free Inquiry, April/May 2015.
  • Mickens, Leah. “Eunuchs in the Kingdom of Heaven: The Castrati, the Church, and the Transgender Moment,” Free Inquiry, August/September 2015.
  • Mickens, Leah. “Will the Real Pope Francis Please Stand Up?” The Northwest Review.  October 1, 2015.
  • Mickens Leah. “Will the Real ‘Culture of Life’ Please Stand Up? Dissecting John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae Twenty Years Later,” Free Inquiry, December 2015/January 2016.

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