Monday Night Live – Brendan Malone – 31/08/2020 Melody was born and raised in the controversial and highly secretive Gloriavale commune in NZ. Late last year she suddenly fled to join her husband on the outside, in a world that, all her life, she had been told was a place of great darkness and evil. […]
By Sam Sherwood – 26/08/2020 (Videos can be viewed from article link) The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care is looking into Gloriavale, with an investigation into the community possible. It comes amid revelations Gloriavale leaders forced a 13-year-old girl to sit in a room with a man who allegedly groomed her, because […]
By: Sally Murphy 24/08/2020 Former members of Gloriavale Christian Community say people still there do not have the freedom to vote for who they want in the general election. The issue has been outlined in a list of concerns to The Charities Services by The Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust. Ex-members say those inside don’t have […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.