World Council of Churches development project will have special ‘green’ label

The World Council of Churches’ Green Village is the first development project in Geneva to qualify for the One Planet Living label. The WCC project, developed in partnership with the Swiss arm of the World Wildlife Fund and the Swiss construction giant Implenia, is part of an effort to promote sustainable neighborhoods in Switzerland.

Olav Fykse Tveit nominated as head of the Bishops' Conference of the Church of Norway

The Bishops’ Conference of the Church of Norway has nominated World Council of Churches general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit as its new presiding bishop. In 2018, Fyske Tveit announced he would not be seeking a third five-year term as WCC general secretary.

“We are delighted and grateful that Dr. Fykse Tveit has confirmed that he is accepting the nomination and is willing to make himself available to be­come a bishop in our church and for the Bishops’ Conference,” said the current presiding bishop, Helga Haugland Byfuglien.