Help make Thought for the Day inclusive!
Thought for the Day is a religious slot that, coming in the middle of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, obtrudes itself on the general listener. It plainly proclaims to all and sundry five days a week that reflective thoughts on the events of the day come only from people with "a faith". There are different views about the idea of a reflective slot in the middle of a current affairs programme: some see no place for it, others think it is a valuable interlude. But so long as it exists it is entirely unacceptable to exclude some speakers just because they are non-religious. We want BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day programme to include humanist perspectives.
We are asking supporters to email the BBC Trust to ask them to make Thought for the Day inclusive.
You can read our position paper (link on left hand side of this page) which sets out some arguments for the inclusion of non-religious contributors to Thought for the Day.