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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Loyola's Sister Jean celebrates her 100th birthday with scholarship, well wishes

Sr. Jean Dolores Schmidt starts and ends every day the same way. With joy and gratitude. It’s a practice that has been serving Chicago’s beloved Catholic sister, better known simply as "Sister Jean," for a century now.

Sr. Helen Prejean on new book, getting rid of death penalty and getting Jesus 'right'

Sr. Helen Prejean talked to Religion News Service about how she became involved in social justice, why she thinks the death penalty is on its way out and how she got to "bump into two popes along the way."

Meet the sister nominated for an ESPY Award for her wicked curveball

Dominican Sr. Mary Jo Sobieck might be the only Catholic sister to have both her own bobblehead and Topps baseball card. Now she might just win an ESPY for Best Viral Sports Moment. "It's kind of surreal. Wanting to grow up to be an athlete and then to know I'm going to be there in the midst of the greatest of this generation — it's going to be phenomenal."

Chainsaw-wielding nun just 'wanted to help out' after Hurricane Irma

Sister Margaret Ann told CNN the chainsaws were sitting in a school closet and, after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction through the city, "they didn't belong there. They needed to be used. "We teach our students, 'Do what you can to help,' and so this was an opportunity where I could do something to help, and — thanks be to God — I was able to do it."