Gloriavale Man Reunited with Family

Gloriavale Man Reunited with Family

By: Joanne Carroll – 25/06/2020 (Video can be viewed from article link).  After two and a half years, former Gloriavale man John Ready has been reunited with his family. Ready was born in Gloriavale, an extreme Christian community on the West Coast founded by Neville Cooper, also known as Hopeful Christian, in 1969. He first […]
Leaving Gloriavale

Leaving Gloriavale

By: Gilly Oppenheim, Essence Magazine, 05/2020 No one gets paid at Gloriavale, and they sign a vow promising that if they should ever leave, they will do so without expecting any financial help. Most of the community members do not realise they are receiving Working for Families Tax credits, or that income is allocated into […]
Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa – A Daughter of Aotearoa

Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa – A Daughter of Aotearoa

By Isaac McCarthy – February-March 2020 She began her life entrapped at the heart of the Gloriavale community, persevering through an existence of subservience, control and judgement. Since then, Lilia Te Aroha Māia Tarawa has led herself on a transformative journey of self-exploration to emerge as an assured and powerful woman. Now, she is on […]