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Ethiopia has maintained its Christian identity for more than sixteen centuries. With neighboring Somalia dominated by Islamic militants, Ethiopia has also become a key ally in the West’s battle to contain al Qaeda. Father Mariam Taye, a high priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, offers viewers a rare glimpse of a Christianity that is still practiced much as it was nearly 2,000 years ago. Christian faith serves as a lifeline for the impoverished people of rural Ethiopia. We also examine the religious roots of Ethiopia’s ongoing conflict with Somalia. Part of the series Twist of Faith. (22 minutes)