- Liz and Steve Alderman: When we hear politicians demonize religions, single out ethnicity, or resort to jingoistic talking points, it makes us more than cringe
- We can never win as a nation by divisive rhetoric or bias against ethnic or religious groups, they say
Liz and Steve Alderman's son, Peter Alderman, was killed during the 9/11 attacks. They are the co-founders of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation, an international agency that implements programs to strengthen mental health, recovery and resilience for communities devastated by violence and armed conflict. The opinions expressed in this commentary are theirs.
(CNN)Our son Peter was murdered on 9/11. He was attending a conference at Windows on the World at the World Trade Center. He did not work in the building. He was one of the nearly 3,000 people who died 15 years ago on September 11, 2001.