Gloriavale – Part 1

Gloriavale Christian Community has found itself in the New Zealand media headlines on multiple occasions. Its founder was once jailed for sexual abuse, but community members were convinced that it he was jailed for preaching the gospel. Followers claim that their way of life is all about the common good and nobody having more than anyone else. Former members say their time there was dominated by endless work and an overriding sense of fear.

 

Guests: Hannah Harrison, Liz Gregory

 

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With thanks to Audio-Technica, presenting partner for season 4 of Let's Talk About Sects.

 

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Credits:

Written and hosted by Sarah Steel

Research by Haley Gray and Sarah Steel

Music by Joe Gould

Edited by Corey Green of Transducer Audio

 

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