Unmasking Gloriavale to give a voice to the voiceless

Unmasking Gloriavale to give a voice to the voiceless

By: Esther Ashby-Coventry – 24/08/2020 (Videos can be viewed in article link). The grandson of Hopeful Christian, the founder of the secretive Gloriavale community, was shocked to discover his grandfather had been convicted of sex offending and jailed. James Harrison said he and his fellow Gloriavale members were not told of his grandfather’s conviction for […]
Gloriavale’s sexual assault policy asks victims to ‘forgive’ abusers, gives offenders three chances to stop

Gloriavale’s sexual assault policy asks victims to ‘forgive’ abusers, gives offenders three chances to stop

By: Sam Sherwood and Joanne Carroll – 22/08/2020 (Video can be viewed in article link). Sexual assault victims at the secretive religious Gloriavale sect are made to meet with their abuser and forgive them – without police being notified. Gloriavale leaders then give offenders “second and third chances” to stop offending, along with more rounds […]
Event to ‘unmask’ Gloriavale’s bigger secrets, trust general manager says

Event to ‘unmask’ Gloriavale’s bigger secrets, trust general manager says

By: Alice Geary – 18/08/2020 Some of Glorivale’s ‘’more secretive behaviours’’ will be disclosed by former members at an information evening in Timaru. Gloriavale Leavers’ Trust general manager and support worker Liz Gregory said Thursday’s event will go ahead under alert level 2 restrictions, despite last week’s alert level change prompting the cancellation of the […]
Website Launch

Website Launch

Today we finally launched our new website, just in time to allow people to start signing up to go to our Upcoming Events! There’s still plenty of content to add, but we’ll keep chipping away at it over the next few weeks.