Charities are urging people to turn one chocolate egg into 150 real eggs for families in the developing world this Easter. This cracking idea, being pioneered by World Emergency Relief, and called ‘Be a Good Egg’, is being followed by a brood of other charities.
New research from Christian international relief and development agency, World Vision, has suggested that 52 per cent of the UK population - 25 million people - believe that buying Easter eggs is a waste of money.
In the brutality of the crucifixion, the political and religious order that put Jesus to death was laid bare. But the church has sweetened and sanitised its saviour far more than chocolatiers can ever do, says Jonathan Bartley.