Black Ministers Retreat 2023 took place March 14-16, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, AL. The theme this year was “Letters from the Heart.” This theme was chosen to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” We gathered for rest, joy, and affirmation while being guided by Song of Songs 8:6-7:
“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If one offered for love all the wealth of one’s house, it would be utterly scorned.”