Stories about Gloriavale leavers, and reflections on their life in the community and beyond.

Bad news everybody. For those of you who don’t know this is yet, I’d advise you to sit down.
Our parents did not join the community, they were recruited. Neville Cooper targeted a demographic
Many people don’t understand the power of religious duress and how it works. It is the reason that Catholic
Coercive control really is hard to grasp If you’ve never experienced it. It’s hard to describe the holistic control
Virginia wrote this poem about the terrible abuse inside Gloriavale, and the complete lack of care shown to victims.
In my nine years involved with Gloriavale Leavers I have had the privilege of meeting and connecting with hundreds
I want to spend this post reflecting on some more recent experiences I’ve had with families who were involved