Non-denominational: A Challenge for Religious Policy. The proportion of non-denominational people remains still high in Eastern Germany, while it is growing in Western Germany, including in the German Bundestag, and the members of the ruling coalition represent this trend. As a result, the two mainstream Christian churches are losing political and social integration power, but also their ability to influence political decisions – including those that affect their own interests. This external weakening goes hand in hand with an internal weakening, because the church members’ commitment to the church is decreasing and can no longer be made obligatory by the church leadership. In terms of church and religious policy, Germany is facing a turning point.