Posts Tagged ‘Sects’

Gloriavale applies for Provincial Growth Fund grant

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
provincial growth fund

The Gloriavale community is applying for a grant from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says he didn’t expect communes to put in for a share of the provincial growth fund but Gloriavale’s application has shown anyone can Read more

Growing up in a religious sect

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Jahnavi Harrison, 27, grew up in a Hare Krishna community in Hertfordshire where her father is the priest. A musician, she still lives at home: I grew up in a Hare Krishna community called Bhaktivedanta Manor, an 80-acre estate that is the biggest Hare Krishna community in Europe. My parents and younger brother and sister Read more

MPs line up to attend Destiny Church opening

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

At least six MPs, including Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples, and Internet Mana leader Hone Harawira were among those attended the official opening of the Destiny Church’s ‘City of God’ headquarters in Manukau last Friday evening. Church spokeswoman Anne Williamson told the New Zealand Herald that Destiny had no intention of inserting itself into this year’s election Read more

Christian Community resisting Government immunisation drive

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The Ministry of Health in New Zealand says it will not adjust immunisation targets for the West Coast of the South Island, even though the ever-growing Gloriavale Christian Community refuses have its children immunised. The group, now numbering over 400, lives communally on the shores of Lake Haupiri, inland from Nelson Creek. Despite growth at the Read more

Lusophone Bishops, meeting in East Timor, discuss sects

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The 10th meeting of the representatives of Lusophone Bishops’ Conferences took place in Dili (East Timor) from 6 to September 10. The theme of the conference was “The challenge of the sects, in the horizon of the new evangelization”. It was reported that at the meeting it was agreed sects have a greater impact among Catholics whose faith Read more

Pay and Pray Church in South Auckland – spiritual scratch and win

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

A Pay and Pray church is drawing hundreds of followers in South Auckland. The  church offers four services a day to hundreds of followers, often asking its members to give to God for his blessings. Associate Professor Peter Lineham from Massey University says the NZ group is part of an international organisation involving 120 countries.  He Read more