About half of those attending are from California.
A mostly rapt audience took copious notes as they listened to morning speakers who included Berkeley professor George Lakoff. He discussed how two views of God -- the Supreme Being as a nurturer and the authoritarian -- have clashed in the past.
In today's religious disputes, studies show progressives, the followers of the nurturing God, outnumber the followers of the Old Testament God.
The conservatives, however, championed the connection between moral values and politics, while progressives didn't.