Dr. Gustavo Parajon, president of the Evangelical Committee for Aid and Development (CEPAD), has been appointed as the citizen delegate to Nicaragua's National Reconciliation Commission, which is part of the Central American peace process. The appointment has occasioned a new round of allegations against Parajon by the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD). Previous IRD attacks against this medical doctor, Baptist pastor, and Nicaraguan evangelical leader have been covered and responded to in Sojourners (see articles in the November 1984 and March 1987 issues).
Included in the IRD press statements this time is the following open letter to Gustavo Parajon. Following that is an open letter to the IRD from me.
The IRD letter to Gustavo Parajon: