The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. A scholar explains how the practice may have emerged around the fifth century.
Churches will remain closed over Easter, but theologians have argued over the centuries that faith itself, not ritual, is the heart and soul of Christianity.
Some countries have imposed much stricter restrictions on religious worship than others as part of the coronavirus lockdown.
Backyard Easter egg hunts can be a joy for all the family and a great way to lift the spirits in isolation. They can also provide insight into how different children manage treat foods.
Will a pandemic cause more people to return to Christianity or will the closure of churches become permanent?
Some of the Passover Seder traditions are occurring through Zoom this year. A historian of the Bible explains how ancient Israelites changed the ways of their worship.
Because of COVID-19, observing religious feasts online, such as Easter, is mainstream this year. A theologian and a sociologist offer six considerations for digital religion.
Suicide bombers struck Sri Lanka's churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, killing and injuring hundreds of people. Seven percent of Sri Lanka's population is Christian – most of them Roman Catholics.
Easter is actually a mish-mash of different traditions celebrating the coming of spring.
In the Bible, heaven is where God resides, rather than a place of eternal life. But over time it has become conflated with ideas of paradise and eternal salvation.
Navigating Australia's recycling crisis is even harder during festive seasons. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't try.
Pope Francis is gradually moving the Catholic Church away from the traditional idea of bread and wine turning into flash and blood.
On Good Friday, Christians give thanks for their salvation, which they believe was made possible by the suffering of Jesus. But for Jews, it was common in the Middle Ages to be attacked with stones.
Do we really need to celebrate with boxes and plastic?
The day that begins the Lenten season is called Ash Wednesday. Here's why it holds deep religious significance for Christians.
A short history of Easter egg economics.
Mary Magdelene film props up a view of Judaism as archaic, unchanging and out of date.
Jesus and Mary are white, while an unsympathetic Peter is played with a cod 'African' accent.
What would our church and society look like if we were confronted with the reality that the body hung on the cross was brown?
Chocolate is proof the universe loves us and wants us to be happy. Here's how to hunt up the best, most-sustainable and ethically-tasty chocolate eggs this Easter.