Mustafa Kasim Erol graduated from the Department of Theology, Selcuk University, Turkey. He obtained an MA in Islamic Studies; Christian Muslim Relations, University of Birmingham in 1999. He taught Religious Education and Citizenship in various schools 7 years. He was a head-teacher at Coral College. He was a founding member of several educational and dialogue organisations and has acted as chairman in UK. He worked for an interfaith NGO, The Journalists and Writers Foundation, in Turkey between 2008 and 2010 and has also worked part time as an Examiner and Team Leader at Cambridge University (2002-present).
In January 2011 Mustafa became the Director of the Dialogue Society in Oxford. He is also a part-time PhD Candidate at Kings College, University of London, at the Department of Education. His areas of interest include Islamic theology, intercultural and interfaith dialogue, education, and human rights. He speaks at conferences and public events on the above topics in the UK and overseas. He is the co-author of the book titled ‘Dialogue in Islam’.