Christian think tank calls for non-religious inclusion in Thought for the Day

Jonathan BArtleyCo-Director of Christian think tank Ekklesia, Jonathan Bartley (pictured) has today called on the BBC to end its policy of not allowing non-religious contributors in it’s morning reflection slot ‘Thought for the Day.’ Bartley, speaking on the Today programme this morning said “Thought for the Day has an absolutely vital role to play.but as a space to reflect and challenge us about the meaning, the direction, the wholeness of our lives and as such I don’t think that’s limited to religious people. Therefore humanists, agnostics atheists secularists those that even draw occassionally from religion without subscribing to religious doctrines should be able to have a platform and a part in it to express their opinions. I think that slot would be much richer for it”.  Listen here (requires RealPlayer) or read Ekklesia press release


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