Yoruba Theological Archministry was founded in 1973 and incorporated as a Free Church in 1978. Baba John  Mason works to complete the 1960  work started by A.T.A & Y.T.A  co-founder, Cristobal Oliana, and fulfilll  the need to form a religious institution that would fill spiritual and cultural  voids, while fostering and enhancing productive study, research & trusted documents of West African religious  culture and its development, growth, & influence in the American diaspora. Free Church status gave us the legal, approved right to establish schools:   pre-schools, universities, and provide our students with the results of that research.

We felt it was necessary to produce new scholastic studies on our religious and cultural heritage, to enable us to pass on to our children a thorough,   clear awareness of our religious and cultural origins. We determined that  it would be useful to reflect on the  cultural solutions and mistakes of the past, in an attempt to plainly define and solve the problems of today. For more than forty-five years, Y.T.A.   has been the leading institution to    teach and publish literature about all areas of the orisa traditions in the   Americas and the influential impact of those traditions on both American and worldwide cultures.

This site allows us to directly offer   the  results of our research to  the   international society of orisa devotees and scholars who have supported us in the past and who, hopefuly, will  continue to support us in the future. The site will also keep them abreast of new Y.T.A. publications, exhibits, and special events offered by Y.T.A. and affiliated organizations.

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