Earn your Master's Degree of Social Justice and learn to transform the global community. 

Kilns and The Voices Project have teamed up to bring you the very first program taught exclusively by faculty of color. This program is for new or mature leaders of color that desire to continue their education by asking the difficult questions and facing injustice head on.


The Only Program Taught Exclusively By Faculty Of Color


Vincent Bacote

Dr. Bacote has a rich background in Theology and Religious Studies. He has written multiple books including The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life. He enjoys teaching on the intersection of Christian ethics and public life.


Marie Teilhard

Marie Teilhard has a background in non-profit administration, art history, and science-faith apologetics. She is also a visual artist specializing in conceptual portrait photography. She integrates her interests through teaching courses which explore how beauty, art, and nature advance the Christian worldview. 


Gabe Veas

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Gabe Veas recently relocated to become the first Professor of Mentorship in the United States. With over a decade of experience as an academic, Veas is a prolific speaker and author, addressing the societal ills of the day through the mentoring lens. As a public theologian, Veas not only advocates for, but also models how to effectively implement intercultural mentoring as a means of community transformation. 


Leroy Barber

Leroy Barber is Director of the Voices Project, an initiative to nurture young leaders of color worldwide. He has dedicated more than 20 years to eradicating poverty, confronting homelessness, restoring local neighborhoods, healing racism.  He is the the author of the book, Embrace.


Catherine Ciano

Catherine Ciano is a dynamic Change Leader and Primary Care Clinical Psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has an extensive history in working with individuals and organizations for personal development, leadership strengthening and core identity advancement.  She is Past President of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association.


Adam Thomason

Adam Thomason speaks around the world, conveying the peace of Jesus. He has over seventeen years of experience in preaching and teaching in ethnically divided countries, cultures, sub-cultures and relationships. He has degrees in biblical studies and race relations.


Traci Blackmon

Rev. Traci Blackmon teaches Pastoring a Movement at Kilns College. She gained national recognition for her leadership in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown, Jr., in Ferguson, MO. Subsequently she was appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Governor Jay Nixon. Rev. Blackmon also served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.


Dominique Gilliard

Dominique DuBois Gilliard is the director of racial righteousness and reconciliation for the Love Mercy Do Justice (LMDJ) initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). He serves on the boards of directors for the Christian Community Development Association and Evangelicals for Justice. In 2015, he was selected as one of the ECC’s “40 Under 40” leaders to watch, and the Huffington Post named him one of the “Black Christian Leaders Changing the World.”


What is a Master of Social Justice?

A Master of Social Justice enlightens from a theological framework as a fundamental character component from the heart of God for those lost and forgotten in the margins of our culture. You will be studying and discussing topics such as:

  • Immigration

  • Government Advocacy

  • Criminal Justice System 

  • Women’s Empowerment 

  • Race & Equality 

  • Non-Profit Development 

  • War Ethics & Reconciliation 

  • Human Trafficking 


Who is The Voices Track for?

The Voices Track is for voices of color, and particularly African Americans, to come to the table: connect to history, share their wisdom, collaborate as bridge builders which many of them are, and affect culture in their communities from a larger platform. It’s for those that can’t stand by as injustice hits them in the face. It’s for those who desire to be a part of a community of  individuals committed to learning and to transforming the global community. 

Your classmates will be NGO workers and ministry professionals. Your professors will be global thinkers and activists. Your community will be from all over the world. Your discussion will not be confined to the walls of a classroom; your voice will join hundreds of others to speak truth, love and beauty to a world in need and longing for a voice of positive transformation.