Founded in 1969, the Texas Conference of Churches is an autonomous ecumenical community composed of Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox congregations with over 9 million total members. Dedicated to practicing "unity in Christ, as we seek to understand Christ's prayer, ‘that they may all be one (Jn 17:21)', the Texas Conference of Churches works to apply their faith through socially conscious action. Specific resolutions put forward by the Conference include initiating a Muslim/Christian forum, building a culture of nonviolence, working to overcome poverty, and supporting opposition to the death penalty. Other issues of concern include immigration reform, institutional racism and children's health. Produced soon after the organization's founding, the 1971 film, Join Hands includes footage of the constitutional assembly of the Conference and presents a call for ecumenical unity, fellowship and meaningful action among Christians of different denominations.