I’m sure someone else here at Jewschool will have something real to say about this, but I thought I’d toss my two cents in.
The UJC has just launched a very slick-hip new website for young people to get involved with stuff (or whatever) called nextgenjews.org. The thing that struck me is this:

The image is part of the aforementioned hip-slick design of the site (or whatever). So the site is geared at enabling young jews to get involved with hands-on social action projects. Which is good (or whatever). But this little image is flipping me out. We have the whole Tanach, Talmud (Pirkei Avot in particular), and volumes upon volumes of other Jewish texts to go to for pithy quotes about social justice.
And the UJC picked out Gandhi?
Do they think we’re all so disconnected that we’re only impressed with quotes from guys who’ve been reduced to t-shirt icons?
Or whatever. I’m going back to bed.