Promoting a global culture of solidarity with the poor - in Haiti, Africa, and beyond. - for a more just and sustainable world . . .
"The many situations of inequality, poverty and injustice, are signs not only of a profound lack of fraternity, but also of the absence of a culture of solidarity."
Pope Francis, World Peace Day 2014
The purposes of the Institute are
"Taking the gospel as its starting point, a culture of solidarity needs to be promoted capable; of inspiring timely initiatives in support of the poor and outcast."
St. John Paul II, Ecclesia in America, #52
The Rich in Mercy Institute. (RIM) is a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation founded in 2014 by Dr. Richard A. Gosser and his wife Daneen Gosser.
Inspired by the Christian Gospel, Rich in Mercy is rooted in the “Haiti work” begun by the Rich and Daneen Gosser after their initial visit to Haiti in 1987 and carried on for more than a decade as the former “faith based” division of Partners in Progress (PIP), a nonprofit which Gosser established in 2001 and directed until his "re-wirement" in 2014. Rich in Mercy is open to collaboration with people of all faiths and people who do not identify with any faith tradition.