Struggle with the “why” behind difficult questions at the Klamath County Library

Host Klamath County Library
Location Downtown Klamath County Library
Date Aug 02, 2018
Time 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Discuss how multicultural experiences can lead to thought-provoking questions about truth, bias, and the certainties – or uncertainties – of belief on Thursday, August 2nd at 6 pm at the downtown Klamath County Library.

Teacher and writer Doug Matheson will talk about his experiences as an English language teacher in Oman and how conversations with Muslims there led him to consider how we can bridge gaps between cultures and ideas in a world that seems increasingly polarizing.

Matheson grew up as a missionary kid in India with a Christian school education, and has always been willing to reexamine his beliefs when they conflict with evidence and experience. His desire for new experiences led him to teaching in Lebanon in the early 80s, and doing public health work in Rwanda in the early 90s. He spent two decades as a science and history teacher in the Klamath Basin.

You can read his essay about his time in Oman, “Struggles with the Why behind Difficult Questions,” online at

This event is happening in place of the downtown library’s usual Listening Group meeting – the group’s discussions will pick up on Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 pm and take place every other month after that.

For more information, please call 541-882-8894 or visit the Information & Reference desk.