It's a big landowner in New Zealand with assets including more than 400 places of worship estimated to be worth $1.5 billion.
A judgement released today by Chief Judge Christina Inglis has found that the three plaintiffs were considered employees from the age of six.
“It appears to be a sector where there has been some quite embedded practice here," Michael Wood said.
Pope Francis suggested the invasion might have been provoked by NATO’s eastward expansion.
One former C3 Auckland intern said they were worked so hard in their internship they were "on the brink of a mental breakdown".
The pontiff has called for peace in the “senseless” war in Ukraine and in other armed conflicts raging in the world.
Former interns of ARISE mega church say they have felt forced to work on the church pastors' properties on their days off.
Interns and volunteers told 1News they felt "burnt out" and "used".
“Mentally, and physically, you’re pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion,” one former member said.
The SIS was calling the knife attacker a terrorist for years, at the same time as courts were hearing he was a high, medium or even low-risk threat.
An investigation was launched in July 2020 after claims of sexual abuse against women and children at the West Coast commune.
The money comes directly from members' individual bank accounts, which have been credited with Working for Families payments.
An office administrator at Gloriavale has refuted claims that members are volunteers and says there are abusive calls to the office most weeks.
The Employment Court is considering whether those living at the West Coast commune of Gloriavale are workers or volunteers.
Peter Righteous told the Employment Court members “choose to live a sharing, communal life” in the hope of “perfect obedience to God”.
Gloriavale leaders treat people "akin to slaves", the Employment Court has been told.
Three former residents are challenging a ruling that found they are volunteers and are not entitled to pay or employment rights.
The sports star has voiced his support for the girls that were attacked while at school last week.
Survivors abused in Catholic church care with the St John of God Brothers in Christchurch, began giving evidence at the Abuse in Care Royal Commission on Wednesday.