It's hard to write a lede after that - the headline pretty much sums it up.
Here are the bylaws, with some bolding:
The Spirit And The Purpose is a Gated Nation, but all first-time applicants will be approved quickly. The only admins are Newsvine moderators: Dave, Sally, and Tyler. These moderators pledge to review discussions within the nation and will remove Code of Honor violations. If you want to have a discussion in guaranteed full view of the moderation staff, this is the place. Repeat or egregious violators will be blocked (and likely suspended!).
Newly arriving Newsviners will be invited to join this Nation as their first Nation from The Greenhouse.
There is no category specification for discussions in The Spirit And The Purpose – all news types, from Health to Odd News, can be discussed in this Nation.
The name refers to this passage in #5 of the Code of Honor:
Acts that run contrary to the spirit and purpose of Newsvine, including attempts to circumvent the Code of Honor & User Agreement, are not allowed.
We'll also be publishing some content here. This Nation was created in response to an increase in complaints from Newsviners who understandably don't have the time or inclination to create or manage their own Nation, but want an assurance that their comments won't be deleted from a Nation whose bylaws they might not have read. We think this offers a pretty good solution - as well as a place to introduce new members to the wonderful discussions that can be had here at Newsvine.