William L. Sachs is currently Director of the Center for Interfaith Reconciliation which he founded in 2006. Based in Richmond, Virginia the Center promotes Christian-Muslim understanding through educational and travel programs for churches and businesses. He also serves as Director of Education for the First Freedom Center, an international educational organization.
Previously Sachs was Vice-President of the Episcopal Church Foundation in New York where he directed research and leadership formation programs. He has served as a parish priest in Virginia, Chicago, and Connecticut. He has held various church leadership roles and assists at St. Stephen’s Church, Richmond.
Sachs serves as a consultant to Family Health International, one of the world’s largest providers of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. He conducted USAID-funded research on the treatment of this disease by religious groups in seven countries, and sits on the Protection of Human Subjects Committee which reviews research in dozens of countries. He has consulted with foundations such as the Lilly Endowment on leadership formation in religious congregations.
He is the author of four books including Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanism (Cambridge, 2009) and Restoring The Ties That Bind (2004). He is the author of over 150 articles, reviews, reports, and chapters in multi-author works on Anglicanism, pluralism, minority rights and leadership. A contributor to the Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer and the Oxford Guide to the Anglican Communion, he is an editor of the Oxford History of Anglicanism.
His work has been cited and he has been interviewed in major media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, CBS Evening News and Al Jazeera. He writes a regular column on faith and values for the Richmond Times-Dispatch.