Lena Rose talks to the BBC about conversion and asylum

Dr Lena Rose gave two interviews this week to the BBC on her research on asylum and conversion. This follows the recent Liverpool attack that was carried out by a failed asylum seeker who had based their claim on conversion to Christianity.

She highlighted that asylum claims based on conversion are assessed by the Home Office (and not churches) and that pastors are discerning about who they invite for baptism. They do not tend to jeopardise cases of those they believe have genuinely converted in order to 'game' the asylum system, as the Home Office accused them this week.

You can find both of Dr Rose's interviews below:

BBC World at One (from 28:00)

Radio 4 Sunday programme (from 40:00)