Emily McFarlan Miller is an award-winning freelance journalist and social media consultant based in Chicago. Most recently, she managed social media for the Chicago Sun-Times, winning first place for the newspaper's social media presence and second place for her own from the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Association. Previously, she was the education reporter at The Courier-News, then the Sun-Times publication in Elgin, Illinois. Her writing has appeared in RELEVANT magazine, The Washington Post's Acts of Faith, The Boston Globe's Crux, Religion News Service and other publications.

In addition to her work in journalism, she recently became president of Hope for the First Nations and is studying for a master's degree in intercultural studies through the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Connect with her at emmillerwrites.com.

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Dakota Access pipeline temporarily shut down in legal and 'spiritual' battle

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has temporarily shut down the Dakota Access pipeline for the latest twist in what activists and religious leaders have called a " spiritual battle."

Digital pilgrimages allow the faithful to travel the world from their couches

From hashtagged travel photos posted on Instagram to immersive apps, a number of digital pilgrimages are making spiritual journeys possible for the faithful and the curious alike, even as they stay home.

Christian mindfulness, meditation apps find their moment

Meditation and mindfulness apps like Calm and Headspace have boomed in the last decade, part of the trend of the year that Apple noted in 2018: self-care apps, particularly those focused on mental health.

Standing Rock Sioux celebrate ‘significant legal win’ in DAPL fight

A federal judge has ordered a new environmental review for the Dakota Access Pipeline in what the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is celebrating as a “significant legal win.”