Ambassadors

We believe in the strength of bringing people together around common goals and values. Hope Cathedral favors broadly and is boundless. The ambassador Group of Hope Cathedral will help us succeed with this.

 
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HRH Crown Princess
Mette Marit

Patron

We are proud to have Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit as Hope cathedrals patron and our ambassador. Look what she has to say about the project here. (Norwegian)

 
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Gunnar Stålsett

Bishop EM

-Hope Cathedral unites spirituality and politics. Both are important for preserving planet earth as our common living space. Hope Cathedral is a vision that will be beneficiary.

 
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Anne Lene Hompland

Founder and Chair of the Oslo Peace Week Foundation

-The Hope Cathedral is a fantastic initiative that illuminates some of the biggest challenges the world faces today.The initiative is not only a reminder in it´s making and idea, but a real arena for gatherings, showcasing solutions for a sustainable and strong collaboration toward a safer, cleaner and better future for all. And it tells us, that we can, together, each one of us, can make a difference and save the sea and the environment by collaboration.

It is an honored to help spreading this important message and support the initiative and its purpose for the global community.

 
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Nicholas Holtam

Bishop of Salisbury

-Hope Cathedral is a symbol being created in response to the environmental challenges of our day.  The spirit in which we respond to these will be as important as the actions we take.  I am pleased to become an Ambassador of this important project.

 
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Hilde Opoku

Special Advisor on the SDG’s to the Minister | Ministry of Finance, Ghana.

Nature's premises are being restricted at furious speed, and with them our human conditions on Earth. We are the problem and the solution. It’s overwhelming. But if we cling on to hope, join together and utilizes the knowledge and experience we have, all is possible. The project Hope Cathedral, hits me in so many ways. It can be used practically and theoretically working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, far beyond Goal 14: Life Below Water - even if it is totally fundamental for all life.

 
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Bård Vegar Solhjell

Secretary General of WWF Norway

Will add statement soon!

 
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Helene Bøksle

Helene Bøksle is one of the leading singers in Norway. Helene is known for her spellbinding and captivating voice. She grew up by the fjords and the mountains in the south of Norway, and her music is inspired by the sea, Nordic landscape and culture, and traditional folk music. Helene uses her unique voice to create her own sound and music.

Helene has released six albums, and contributed on a number of recordings with bands and musicians such as Secret Garden, David Urwitz, Jens Gundersen og Staut – as well as the music for the online-game “Age of Conan”, nominated to Hollywood Music Awards

 
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Sunniva Gylver

Pastor in the Church of Norway

-One of my favorite names of God in the Bible is the God of Hope. Without hope, it seems hard to survive and face the overwhelming challenges of this world. The hope AND faith convinced that we are never alone, always loved, and that one day evil, injustice and destructions will end and everything will be good and righteous.

Margaret Mead has said, «Never doubt that small groups of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. In fact, they are the only ones who have ever done it!» The Cathedral of Hope is one of many hope signs for me, where a growing and diverse group of committed people work together to create a visible and spiritual symbol of the struggle for our oceans, for our earth and for all of us

 
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Solfrid Molland

Solfrid Molland is a singer and a pianist. She grew up with Russian Gypsy music and Western classical music. Travelling as a busker in Europe, she learnt Gypsy songs from Romany musicians and wrote music inspired by the cathedrals she visited. She has released this music on three albums: Katedral for Tapte Drømmer, Musikken er mitt fedreland og Forvandling. 
In 2015 she was awarded Oslo City’s Artist Prize. 

 
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Monica Isakstuen

Author

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Nina Jensen

Marine biologist and CEO of REV Ocean

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Rita Eriksen

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