Balboa Union Church

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Photo by Eric Jackson

Teddy Roosevelt's church---by reputation. The Canal Zone was Theodore Roosevelt's great Progressive Republican social experiment, one in which he tried to eliminate or minimize many of the divisions found in the US society of his time. He created a Canal Zone without elected political institutions, and encouraged an ecumenical movement in the religious sphere. The Union Church, a multidenominational Protestant movement, took hold in Canal Zone communities. The Balboa Union Church, the biggest and best-endowed of the several Union Churches, now has an international congregation.

Presented by CZBrats
November 25, 1998