Meta for Faith – How Digital Technology is Reconfiguring Faith-Based Institutions

Uchenna Peters, Thomas Haskamp, Abdullah Albizri

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Abstract

The Covid-19 global pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in societies. These developments are evident across institutions; even faith-based institutions that have previously been hesitant have experienced pressure to adopt digital technologies. In this realm, Meta launched two initiatives in 2020 where members of different religious communities engage with Meta to dialogue about applying digital technologies to their missions’ purpose and express and celebrate their faith. The impact of digital technologies utilization in this context has led, among others, to the boundary-spanning behavior of religious communities. We use this case of Meta for Faith and leverage institutional theory to identify the affordances of digital technologies in faith-based institutions. Thus, we contribute by explaining how technology is transforming faith-based institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication42nd International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2021 TREOs
Subtitle of host publication"Building Sustainability and Resilience with IS: A Call for Action"
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9781713893608
StatePublished - 2021
Event42nd International Conference on Information Systems: Building Sustainability and Resilience with IS: A Call for Action, ICIS 2021 TREOs - Austin, United States
Duration: 12 Dec 202115 Dec 2021

Publication series

Name42nd International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2021 TREOs: "Building Sustainability and Resilience with IS: A Call for Action"

Conference

Conference42nd International Conference on Information Systems: Building Sustainability and Resilience with IS: A Call for Action, ICIS 2021 TREOs
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin
Period12/12/2115/12/21

Keywords

  • affordances
  • digital transformation
  • faith-based institutions
  • institutional logics

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