QUICK SUMMARY OF THE PROBLEM
We are gathering information for an investigative report. Article 3 of the Dallas Charter says that victims are NOT to be silenced by the church. unless the victim requests the silencing. However, since 2002, many dioceses/epiarchies/religious orders have continued to allow non-disclosure agreements, non-disparaging agreements or other silencing language to be included in settlement against victim's wishes. This is a blatant violation of the Dallas Charter but it has not been detected or corrected in 18 years of USCCB audits of the dioceses/eparchies.
ACTUAL WORDING OF ARTICLE 3 OF THE DALLAS CHARTER: ARTICLE 3. Dioceses/eparchies are not to enter into settlements which bind the parties to confidentiality, unless the victim/survivor requests confidentiality and this request is noted in the text of the agreement.
Special Note: This is NOT a project where you will be identified without your consent. We are amassing evidence of violations of Article 3. You will not be identified without express consent. If a reporter wishes to talk to you, a SNAP leader will contact you first to ask your permission. You are under no obligation to say anything. Your input to prove that the Church violated the Dallas Charter speaks loudly, and we thank you for your help!
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