Launch event for Environment and Hope issue of Anvil

On 23rd September 2013 we held the launch event for the new format of Anvil theology journal and the “Environment and Hope” issue that had just been published.

The event took place in Ripon College Cuddesdon, who host our CRES course. We were welcomed by the College principal, Martyn Percy, who informed us that he published his first academic article in Anvil.

The editors of Anvil, Cathy Ross and Craig Holmes, compered the evening and gave us details of where Anvil now stands and what they would like to do in the future. Gordon Kuhrt, who was on the very first editorial board of Anvil, gave a historical perspective on the journal, and assessed its significance.

JRI Director, Margot Hodson, told the story of the “Environment and Hope” project from its beginnings in a conversation with Ruth Valerio to a complete Anvil journal issue. She also explained a little about a “robust hope” for the future. It was an excellent evening and much networking was done over tea and cake! The full “Environment and Hope” issue can be downloaded FREE at