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Taking your Easter egg hunt to the park is one way of getting some exercise and reclaiming Easter from the chocolate companies at the same time. from www.shutterstock.com

How to reclaim Easter from the chocolate companies

Our Easter chocolate tradition is costing our waistlines, our health and our economy. So what can we do to wrestle back Easter from the chocolate industry?
Younger Australians seem particularly inclined to say they have ‘no religion’. Shutterstock

How religion rises – and falls – in modern Australia

In recent years, Australians appear to have become both more willing to declare themselves religious, and more willing to say they have no religion.
What is the true nature of temptation? EightBitTony

Is temptation such a bad thing?

While temptation can be an invitation to sin, experiencing temptation can also make us consider more deeply: What is it that tempts us and why?
The last census revealed that just over 60% of Australians identified as Christian, but only one in seven of those attended church regularly. Shutterstock

This Easter, churches will be praying for a rebirth

Church affiliation and attendance is on the wane in Australia – a trend that is unlikely to be reversed be the recent slew of sex abuse scandals.
Detail Da Vinci’s The Last Supper by Giacomo Raffaelli. Judas seated second right. Alberto Fernandez Fernandez [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY 2.5 via Wikimedia Commons

Why Judas was actually more of a saint, than a sinner

Judas has had a 2,000-year raw deal. Here's why it's time for a rethink.
A Christmas service in Manhattan. Mike Segar /REUTERS

Celebrating Christmas in an age of religious extremism

How should we celebrate Christmas during a time when religious extremism inspires terrorist attacks and young people are abandoning the church?

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