These are BeliefNet.com's nominees and the winner of the Most Inspiring of the Year 2005.

  1. (Winner) Victoria Ruvolo -- Merciful victim
  2. Bono -- Rocker & activist
  3. Cpt. Ian Fishback -- Whistleblower on torture
  4. Alex Scott -- Fighter against pediatric cancer
  5. Mable Brown -- Hurricane Katrina hero
  6. Capt. David Rozelle -- Heroic amputee
  7. Rick Warren -- 'Purpose Driven' pastor & activist
  8. Donyea Goodwin -- Katrina host
  9. Amma -- "Hugging Saint" & tsunami donor
  10. Rosa Parks -- Civil rights pioneer
  11. Iraqi voters -- Risked their lives for democracy
  12. Akbar Ahmed & Judea Pearl -- Interfaith advocates
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