When Kevin Tuerff and his partner flew from France to New
York City on September 11th in 2001, they had no idea that the
world-and their lives- would change forever.
When US airspace closed after the terrorist attacks, Kevin,
who was experiencing doubts about organized religion, found himself in the
small town of Gander, Newfoundland in Canada with thousands of other refugees
or “Come From Away.”
Yet, when all seemed dark, the people of Gander rallied and
the “plane people” experienced boundless acts of generosity. Channel of Peace
tells the story of how Gander’s compassion, then and now, has ignited a spirit
of kindness that renewed Kevin’s spirituality and has inspired an annual and
growing “giving back” day.