Unmasking Gloriavale to give a voice to the voiceless
By: Esther Ashby-Coventry – 24/08/2020
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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 sex offending, and subsequent year-long jail sentence in 1995, and instead had been led to believe he had been persecuted for his faith.