Stuff – Gloriavale leavers ‘incensed’ by leaders’ claims about freedoms at religious community
By Joanne Naish – Stuff – 20/05/2021
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Former Gloriavale members say claims made by leaders in documents just released by the High Court do not reflect their experience of life inside the secluded West Coast community.
Some former Gloriavale members have asked the High Court to give control of the community’s assets to the Public Trust because they allege the community’s leaders have failed to provide adequate working and living conditions.
David Courage, who left Gloriavale 18 months ago, said he was disappointed the documents released by the High Court on Wednesday had redacted the 29 ways the leaders had allegedly breached their duties.