Critical, exciting, current – there are many reasons to actively join the anniversary of the Reformation. For your own interest’s sake, for the imparting of historical events or dealing responsibly with Europe’s history – the anniversary isn’t just relevant for historians and theologians. Therefore, the ideas of the Reformation couldn’t be more recent: detect knowledge, reflect it and break apart old structures. This symbiosis of remembering and shaping occupies a wide branch of personalities who shall all gain a chance to have their say. What is special about the Reformation? Where does the appeal of the anniversary come from? In what way can people be involved? In a personal commentary, different people explain their ambitions and perceptions of the anniversary in 2017.