Matthew Klein testimony-2016

I was born in 1969.  I earned a degree in Applied Science (Chemistry), Graduate Diploma in Education, and was 4 years into a part time Masters of Polymer Chemistry when I met the group known as the Twelve Tribes.  I married Tysha Coyne in September 1994 and together we produced three children, Tessa born January…

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Mind control expert monitors Twelve Tribes

Source: CBC Manitoba 23 March 2015 Experts warn extreme beliefs should not warrant extreme behaviour Child welfare officials are not the only ones who are monitoring the actions of a controversial religious group here in Winnipeg. One of North America’s leading experts on cults and mind control is also paying close attention to the community…

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Controversy over children’s safety at religious community

source: CBC Manitoba 18 March 2015 There are questions about child safety within the Twelve Tribes, a controversial religious group A Queens Bench Justice was so “concerned” for the “safety” of a child in a controversial religious group called the Twelve Tribes that she banned a member of the group from bringing her child to…

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Controversial religious group Twelve Tribes reported to Cybertip

  source: CBC Manitoba 19 March 2015 Co-founder of sexual exploitation tip line files her own report over group         Related Stories Controversy over children’s safety at religious community The co-founder of a national tip line to report children at risk of sexual exploitation did what she said others should have done months ago: she reported her…

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Twelve Tribes religious group targeted by child abuse allegations

CBC A Winnipeg religious group is concerned about a letter circulating in the Wolseley area alleging that they abuse children. “Whoever wrote it, they were so inconsiderate they didn’t even put their name on it,” said Maurice Welch, a member of the Winnipeg arm of Twelve Tribes, a Christian sect with communities around the world. “The allegations…

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Twelve Tribes defends use of sticks to discipline children

CBC Child and Family Services says it’s looking into allegations children might be abused A Winnipeg religious group called Twelve Tribes is defending the way it physically disciplines children, using a type of stick. Manitoba’s child welfare authorities said they are looking into the group after CBC’s story earlier this week. Twelve Tribes, a Christian…

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