Why I Escaped the Gloriavale Commune | Melody Pilgrim

Monday Night Live – Brendan Malone – 31/08/2020

Melody was born and raised in the controversial and highly secretive Gloriavale commune in NZ. Late last year she suddenly fled to join her husband on the outside, in a world that, all her life, she had been told was a place of great darkness and evil. In our fascinating and moving conversation she spoke frankly about life inside the Gloriavale commune and why she felt she had no choice but to get out.