Manawa o te Wheke Diocesan Synod in the province of Aotearoa- New Zealand and Polynesia has unanimously rejected the Anglican Covenant; it is the first diocese to vote on the matter. I have to admit that, despite reading and commenting on a number of ACANZP blogs ( Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia), I know very little about the attitudes and approach to the Covenant in this province and had thought it was somewhat conservative.
Incidentally, I was referred to as a "Covenant denier" (along with others) on such a blog just this last week by someone for whom I have a lot of respect, the connotations of the term, and the fact that we might start inventing labels and insults around a document intended to bring us together, did take me aback.
Speaking of bridges, let's remember how important our language is. Even when we strongly disagree it is unhelpful to invent terms, or make sweeping assumptions or imputations on either side.