Story: Diverse Christian churches

Growing up in the Exclusive Brethren

Members of the Exclusive Brethren church are encouraged to have large families. However, their children live quite separate lives from other New Zealand children. They are not allowed to form friendships with people outside the church, who are known as 'worldlies'. Watch this clip from the 2005 documentary Leaving the Exclusive Brethren, which includes rare interviews with young members of the church.

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Reference: Leaving the Exclusive Brethren. Producer, Laurie Clarke; Director, Kathleen Mantel. Auckland: Top Shelf Productions, 2005

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Mark Derby, 'Diverse Christian churches - Lutheran, Dutch Reformed and Brethren churches', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/31112/growing-up-in-the-exclusive-brethren (accessed 17 January 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 20 Apr 2018