The faith minister says he wants more schools to take pupils on trips to mosques.
The Government's Faith Minister says it has been "inspirational" to see how churches in Brighton are positively impacting lives.
Lord Bourne met with volunteers helping rough sleepers during a visit to the St Mary and Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church in Hove on Thursday.
Speaking with Premier, he said: "They're doing great things in helping provide meals for people who are homeless - and working with other faith communities."
Lord Bourne also visited the city centre's St Peter's Church which runs a variety of projects including coaching sessions for unemployed young people and a Christians Against Poverty Money Course.
The politician, who led the Welsh Conservative Party for eleven years, embarked last year on a national Faith Tour of various religious communities.
A pleasure to welcome @MHCLG Minister @LordNickBourne at St Mary and St Abraam #Coptic Orthodox Church in Brighton today, and have him hear an inspiring presentation on the wonderful @CopticYouthBTN Compassion initiative, working to address local #homeless in #Brighton and #Hove. pic.twitter.com/RTug7vtDrq— Archbishop Angaelos ن (@BishopAngaelos) January 17, 2019
He kicked off the initiative with a visit in December to the Highway of Holiness Church in Tottenham which operates a homeless shelter.
Inspiring trip to @stpeters_church to talk about so many brilliant projects focused on supporting vulnerable and isolated people in Brighton #BeliefInCommunities #BridgingBeliefsandBackgrounds pic.twitter.com/SMQjjP64ij— Lord Nick Bourne (@lordnickbourne) January 17, 2019
He continued: "It's very important for me to get out and see what's happening in communities and to see what is happening in projects up and down the country - as well as meeting some of the awesome people who are out there helping deliver on the projects in selfless ways and really it's quite inspirational to see."
Thank you so much to @jo_crease and colleagues @BHImpetus - amazing to see how you're connecting people in the community to improve their health and wellbeing #BeliefinCommunities #BridgingBeliefsandBackgrounds pic.twitter.com/NZ8Gxn9wri— Lord Nick Bourne (@lordnickbourne) January 17, 2019
Click here to listen to Premier's Cara Bentley speaking with Lord Bourne:
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