Father of 15 speaks of new-found freedom after Gloriavale

Father of 15 speaks of new-found freedom after Gloriavale

By: Rachael Comer – 27/07/2019 (Video can be found in article link). Growing up in Gloriavale, the grandson of founder Hopeful Christian who died in 2018, Harrison said life had been controlled, busy and “if you went along with what they believed, life could be stress-free”. He, and his wife, had done just that, living […]
Starting a new life outside of Gloriavale

Starting a new life outside of Gloriavale

By: Stuff Reporter – 25/07/2019 (Video and Audio can be accessed in article link). Former Gloriavale members James Harrison, his wife and twelve children fled the secluded West Coast religious community with little more than $40 and a sewing machine between them. In an interview with RNZ, Harrison said the support he was given by […]