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Presenter Reverend Peter Owen-Jones visits Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to explore the background and beliefs of Rastafarianism. He attends a service of worship and talks with a Rasta leader who considers that life in this community is like being in heaven, as he is a slave redeemed. They discuss the beliefs of the creed and Haile Selassie's importance to the faith.
This clip is from:
The Far East
First broadcast:
9 January 2009

Classroom Ideas

The Rastafarian leader talks about being redeemed out of slavery. Students could compare this practical response to the views of other Christians who see redemption as a spiritual salvation from the power of sin. They could look at Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the sheep and the goats, to evaluate these different views.