About Paul Engler


Paul Engler is a co-founder of Momentum, which instructs hundreds of activists each year in the principles of effective protest. He is co-author, with Mark Engler, of a book on the craft of mass mobilization, This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century (Nation Books). He is also the founder of The Center for the Working Poor. Based in Los Angeles, California, the Center for the Working Poor is an intentional community that operates on core principles of strategic nonviolence, voluntary simplicity, hospitality, community building, and spirituality and faith in action. Paul worked as a community organizer for low-wage workers in the 2000s, and he has been active in social movements including the global justice movement, the anti-war movement, the immigrant rights uprising of 2006, and Occupy Wall Street. Paul is a Christian mystic who maintains a daily contemplative practice and spends an average of 10-20 days each year in monastic and meditation retreats. He has a LMFT degree and is a Licensed Psychotherapist in California (No. 115707).

Paul can be reached by e-mail here.