The Role of the Covenant

You can use the Covenant to create behavioural expectations within Community spaces such as Discourse, and Discord.
For example, here's an extract from 1Hive's Covenant:
Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our community include: - Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people - Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences - Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback - Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes, and learning from the experience - Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the overall community
This allows community moderators to refer to the Covenant as a guideline. It also ensures that these guidelines cannot be changed on the community without the community's approval.