Texas Impact was founded in 1973 on the central religious conviction that religious communities are called to minister to the whole person–to respond with compassion to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all people. The Texas religious leaders who established Texas Impact believed that such a ministry couldn’t be performed adequately without a concern for basic social problems at the state government level. Texas Impact and the Interfaith Center exist to advance state public policies that are consistent with the commonly held social principles of our member faith traditions.

Texas Impact’s member organizations include Christian denominational bodies, regional Jewish and Muslim social justice committees, and local interfaith councils. In addition to denomination-level member organizations, Texas Impact also has dozens of supporting congregations and hundreds of individual members who pay an annual membership fee to be part of our network. Texas Impact and its sister organization, the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, form an interfaith network that brings faith to bear on social issues through grassroots education and policy advocacy. Together, we give people of faith the information and leadership skills they need to help policymakers improve conditions for families and communities throughout Texas.