The founding mission of the Cathedral of Hope is to reclaim Christianity as a faith of extravagant grace, radical inclusion and relentless compassion. As such, we seek ways to honor those who embody and live out this mission through lives that are transforming our society at every level. Cathedral of Hope Oklahoma City is looking for the next Hero of Hope. The Hero of Hope is someone who works to:
- Change how the world thinks about LGBTQIA people;
- Change how LGBTQIA people think about God;
- Reach people, especially teens living in isolation in small towns; and
- Redefine Christianity as an including faith rather than an excluding religion.
The Hero of Hope Award originated in the early 1990s as a way for the Cathedral of Hope to single out and honor people who have courageously taken a stand for LGBTQIA rights. The Hero of Hope Award is presented in recognition of those who have taken courageous stands for the rights of all people without regard to gender, race or sexual orientation.
We honor our previous Hero of Hope winners who have made a lasting impact for justice and peace in our community.
Dr. Ed Shadid
Oklahoma City Councilman & Doctor
2012 Hero of Hope
Equal Rights Advocate
2011 Hero of Hope
2009 Hero of Hope
Former Corporation Commissioner & County Commissioner
2007 Hero of Hope
Rev. Bruce Lowe
Retired Southern Baptist Pastor
2006 Hero of Hope