Newshub – Former Gloriavale resident gives damning assessment of leaders, says he feared for daughter’s safety

Newshub – Former Gloriavale resident gives damning assessment of leaders, says he feared for daughter’s safety

: Newshub – 30/08/2022 A former resident of Gloriavale has given a damning assessment of life in the secretive community, recalling the “creepy” and aggressive behaviour of the leaders and fearing for his daughter’s safety. Isaac Pilgrim was giving evidence at the Employment Court in Christchurch, where the judge was told…
Newshub – Gloriavale accused of ‘brainwashing’ residents into working in ‘scandalous’ conditions at Employment Court hearing

Newshub – Gloriavale accused of ‘brainwashing’ residents into working in ‘scandalous’ conditions at Employment Court hearing

: Michael Morrah, Newshub – 29/08/2022 A former member of the secretive Gloriavale community says residents there are “brainwashed” from a young age with women expected to cook, clean and sew for long hours without taking breaks. The allegations were made at an Employment Court hearing, where it’s being argued women there…
NZ Herald – Gloriavale: Women had ‘no choice’ about ‘extremely long’ working hours, claim ‘servitude, slavery and forced labour’ at Christian community

NZ Herald – Gloriavale: Women had ‘no choice’ about ‘extremely long’ working hours, claim ‘servitude, slavery and forced labour’ at Christian community

: By Anna Leask – NZ Herald – 29/08/2022 A group of women who spent most of their lives at Gloriavale will today begin giving “scandalous” evidence in their bid to get a court to rule they were employees and not volunteers during their time at the secretive Christian community. Serenity…