‘The Challenge of Love’

Conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh

Date to be announced

King’s College London

After  much deliberation and with deep regret  we have decided that we must postpone the Challenge of Love Conference until  autumn 2021 / spring 2022, or until the  safety and well-being of our speakers and guests, and also of staff at King’s College London, can be assured.

We decided not to move the conference online, as that would have compromised the depth of dialogue, the spirit of encounter and the context of communal worship which are so central to it and to Metropolitan Anthony’s vision.

We hope that by early 2021 we will be able to determine the  future date of  the conference,  and will be in touch as soon as we know.

The ‘Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation’ is happy to announce its ninth conference on the legacy of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh. Its theme, ‘The Challenge of Love’, will explore Metropolitan Anthony’s understanding of the sacrificial nature of divine love, its challenge to us and what it asks of us in our encounter with others and with God.

In his own words:

‘The Challenge of Love’

I think one could define love not as a sentiment or an emotion but say that love is the abundance of triumphant life, a life which is so intense, so fulfilled, so deep and absolute that it can pour itself out without thinking of the risk, of the danger or of the loss, the gift of self which is at the same time the triumph of life in oneself.

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh


I. Dr Rowan Williams Magdalene College Cambridge


II. Very Rev Dr John Behr University of Aberdeen


III. Dr Mary Cunningham Oxford


IV. Professor Paul Joyce King’s College London


V. Professor Ben QuashKing’s College London


And others to be confirmed


Booking is essential. To reserve a place please register once the new date has been established and we will send the Programme and Application form to you when they are finalized.

Or contact us on:

Email: masf.foundation@gmail.com

Tel: 07766 003878; 07952 811646

With all good wishes,

The Organisers

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Foundation