Beginning in September 2001, conversations among church leaders in the United States began to focus on the need for a “broader table,” a forum that would bring together all the major denominations in the country, including Evangelicals and Catholics. These conversations would lead to the foundation of Christian Churches Together (CCT) in the USA in March 2006. It was envisioned as a place where Christian Churches could form new relationships among themselves in order that "all who believe will be one with God and one another, so that the world may believe in Him as Lord and Savior." The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops was a founding member among the now 43 Churches and Christian organizations that belong. CCT meets annually to pray and worship together, to build relationships of trust, and to discern challenges that need to be addressed in society in order to strengthen the collective Christian witness to the world. Fr. Ron Roberson staffs this dialogue on behalf of the Secretariat.