THE DANIEL COALITION
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
The Daniel Coalition is a nonprofit organization of lay Catholics who seek
to help bear the burdens of victims and put an end to sexual abuse
and misconduct by Catholic clergy in the Diocese of Lansing.
We represent victims, document their stories, make referrals for counseling,
and advocate for justice through canonical and secular means.
Our goal is that the Church be renewed in holiness
so that it will be a place where victims find justice, compassion, and healing.
Since we formed in August of 2018, our actions
have led to the removal of two predatory clergy,
both of whom had decades of allegations against them.
DIOCESAN REVIEW BOARD SELECTED
The Diocese of Lansing has selected thier new Lay Review Board members. The board will have authority to hear allegations of misconduct against anyone (not just minors). More information can be found at the link below.
WHY "THE DANIEL COALITION?"
The Daniel Coalition is a not-for profit advocacy organization formed by concerned laity in the Diocese of Lansing, dedicated to supporting victims of clerical sexual abuse, calling for transparency and accountability, and advocating for effective change. The group was originally formed as “No More Victims” but recently changed its name to reflect the biblical story of the young prophet Daniel, who intervened in a case where respected religious leaders had engaged in serial sexual predation and cover-up (see Daniel 13). In a case of sexual harassment and attempted rape, the victim, Susanna, was at first not believed and was even shamed and blamed, but through Daniel's courageous help she was supported and ultimately vindicated, and the perpetrators were brought to justice.