If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century.
Every day I meet young people whose disappointment with the church has turned into outright disgust.
Perhaps I have once again been too optimistic.
Is organized religion too inextricably bound to the status quo to save our nation and the world? . . .
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail.