New Zion was the colony the Holy Mission Church established on the planet of Reverence. Keeping with the Church's theology, it eschewed modern technology; its inhabitants interacted with the native Haldols almost exclusively, avoiding the Federation colony not far away. The Federation scientists looked down their noses at the primative New Zion.
One citizen of the colony, Victoria Griffin, did travel to the Federation facility once in order to learn how to improve the Haldols' standard of living. It ultimately had disasterous results.