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,

How Women Should Rethink The American Dream

The American Dream is not about money. It’s a call to create a society with the space to pursue humanity’s calling.

Don’t Do The Same Thing To Muslims They Did To Me

Donald Trump says to ban all Muslims from entering the United States. While Muslims have persecuted me and my people, turnabout is not fair play.

Why We Should Resettle Refugees In Their Own Lands

The refugee crisis exists because America has indulged foolish foreign policies. To get out of this mess will require wisdom, not more of the same.

Essential Oils Can’t Save Your Soul (Or Your Body)

Essential oils are a new god in the natural polytheistic constellation.

It’s Time For Immigrants To Discover American Principles

There have always been American immigrants, and there have always been very public conversations in America about immigration. Let’s engage that conversation for America’s benefit.

Why Immigrants Vote for Democrats

It is completely consistent that immigrants would take any education and economic opportunity available to them and follow whichever political party is handing out social services.

Why I’ll Celebrate The Fourth Of July Differently This Year

At some point, the Fourth of July must return to being a day we remember why Americans believe in self-evident truths and self-government.

Can We Have Religious Liberty In Modern America?

If most Americans are no longer constrained by religion or morality, do we have any hope of securing lasting civil and religious liberties?

How Bad Religion Has Bequeathed Us ‘An Anxious Age’

Joseph Bottum’s new book, ‘An Anxious Age,’ argues America’s mainline denominations collapsed under their own weight, leaving a moral void our society has yet to fill.

Here’s How The Iraqi Village Can Help Restore Ours

We in the West can learn from those in the East regarding the village support system families need to truly thrive.

Dear President Obama, I Quit Law School To Stay With My Kids

Don’t pretend you know the right answer to the many hard choices women must make, Mr. President.

The Arab Christian Dilemma

Arab Christians perceive themselves as caught between radical Islam on one side and Israel on the other. I know. I am one.