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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New children's Bibles rethink how Christians share old, old story with young readers

Parents are calling attention to whitewashed illustrations, almost exclusively male characters and an emphasis on memorizing morals over engaging with the divine in many existing children's story Bibles.

Haaland announces effort to protect, improve access to Indigenous sacred sites

'It is essential that we do everything we can to honor sites that hold historical, spiritual or ceremonial significance,' interior secretary says.

Christian writer Danté Stewart seeks revelation in Black experience

In his first book, Shoutin' in the Fire, Danté Stewart weaves together memoir and social and cultural criticism along with theology — stories about his family with stories from the Bible and Black literature.

COP26 urges partnership between religious, Indigenous leaders to save planet

As world leaders gather for COP26 to discuss the best way to tackle climate change, leaders of the world's religions want to make sure some voices aren't lost in the crowd: namely, the voices of Indigenous peoples from the Arctic to the Equator.