Luma Simms
Luma Simms
Luma Simms

Luma Simms is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. She writes on culture, family, philosophy, politics, religion, and the life and thought of immigrants. Her work has appeared at First Things Magazine, Public Discourse, The Federalist, and elsewhere.

Her educational background includes a B.S. in physics from California State Polytechnic University Pomona. She studied law at Chapman University School of Law before leaving to become an at-home mom.

At Chapman Law, Luma was research assistant to Dr. John C. Eastman, which included work for The Claremont Institute’s Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence. She also clerked for Superior Court Judge James P. Gray of Orange County, California. Follow her on Twitter: @lumasimmsEPPC,

No, The Catholic Church’s Support Of Celibacy Doesn’t Make It Like Feminism

From a hierarchical perspective, the Catholic Church can seem more ‘egalitarian’ and, depending on one’s degree of myopia, even ‘liberal’ or ‘feminist.’

How To Make A Caring And Critical Assessment Of Pope Francis

A new collection of essays edited by Robert Whaples, ‘Pope Francis and the Caring Society,’ offers illuminating and respectful critiques of Pope Francis’ attitudes toward capitalism.

Loneliness Is Fueling The Opioid Epidemic. Here’s How You Can Help

A compelling argument can be made that as America’s economic capital increased, its social capital declined. Both are affecting the opioid epidemic.

Trump’s Rhetoric On Haiti Is The Kind Of Thing That Will Turn This Country Into A ‘Sh-thole’

Mr. President, I beg you to use your position to elevate the conversation. If we continue to devalue each other, we too will become a sh-thole country.

Why We Shouldn’t Expect Iranian Protests To Usher In A Democracy

Muslim peoples across the Middle East have struggled with separating modernization from Westernization without compromising themselves.

George Weigel Illuminates Pope John Paul II And His ‘Witness To The Witness’

In George Weigel’s latest biography of John Paul II, he contemplates how his own life intersected with the historically consequential pope and provides ‘Lessons in Hope’ along the way.

Congress Let Obama Get Away With DACA, Congress Should Fix It

Congress needs to allow existing DACA youths to work and live securely, but no citizenship. We must hold the tension between compassion and deterrence so that others do not follow suit.

Linda Sarsour’s Call For ‘Jihad’ Against President Trump Is A Call For Treason

Islamic activist Linda Sarsour’s recent comments can leave a person with the impression that she is inciting sedition from Muslims in America.

Why You Should Read Your Kids The Declaration Of Independence Today

For all their talk of a free society, in England, as throughout Europe, people belong to the state. Not so in America! In America people belong to themselves and it is the state that belongs to the people.

The Arab World Is A Political Problem Because It Has A Religious Problem

Islam will not allow minorities to have their own land and to rule themselves. That’s why even if partitioning Syria happens, it likely won’t go well.

Dennis Prager, Some Never Trumpers Aren’t Just Being Obstinate

Talk radio host Dennis Prager says that Never Trumpers need to rally behind their president. But there’s nothing wrong with standing on principle.

The Benedict Option Can’t Save Your Faith Or Family

Ultimately, our faith in methods of ‘intentional Christian community,’ and our journey in and out of this pre-Dreher Benedict Option, exhausted our faith and estranged one of our children.

In Rejecting Refugee Priority, Middle Eastern Christians Act Like Abuse Victims

Not only do these Christians have hundreds of years of oppressed mentality to overcome, but Muslims, just like wife-beaters, increase their wrathful acts upon their victims when they seek help.

Why Americans Shouldn’t Normalize The Hijab

The endgame of hijab culture in Islam is totalitarian. For all their talk of ‘renegades,’ Playboy and The Huffington Post are hawking the banal conformity of this age: Anything but Western Christendom.

When Mothers Who Paused Their Careers Hit Play Again

The ‘opt-out revolution’ of highly educated moms who take time off work to raise children includes me. Now I’m on the way back in.

‘The Best Of Both Worlds’: Kids Were No Barrier To This Female Entrepreneur

An author, journalist, and now the CEO of a new business venture, Danielle Crittenden Frum took time to answer my questions about mothers opting-out and back into the workforce.

In Supporting Trump, Conservative Men Abandon Conservative Women

By ‘elevat[ing] to the first place in the government one of the worst men in the community,’ Republican and conservative evangelical leaders have made liars out of themselves.

Is Choosing To Stay At Home Sustainable For Women?

Our nostalgia for the 1950s blinds us to the reality that the stay-at-home mom was always a historical anomaly. As the economy declines, so may this option. What can families do then?

How It Feels To Send A Beloved Daughter Off To College

Without pushing my daughter into the kind of education I had always wanted but didn’t have as a poor immigrant, I gained a daughter who appreciates the good in life.

Since America Won’t Stop Christian Genocide, Israel Should

Israel is the only hope Arab Christians have left.